Tuesday 2 May 2017
Work to begin at two North London stations and nearby level crossing to be replaced by footbridge
Passengers are advised that work will start at Tottenham Hale station in early May and a level crossing near Northumberland Park station will be closed and replaced with a footbridge in July as part of works to add a third track between Stratford and Angel Road.
From Monday 8 May work will take place at Tottenham Hale station which is likely to cause disruption and passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
On the 1 July 2017, the level crossing Northumberland Park station on Park Lane will close to motorised traffic while work takes place to rebuild the existing pedestrian bridge with a fully accessible solution, which is scheduled to complete in autumn 2018.
The level crossing will need to be closed because the third track will result in increased train services, meaning the barriers would be down more frequently, blocking road traffic for a considerable time and causing traffic congestion. Powers have been granted through a Transport and Works Act Order to close Northumberland Park level crossing permanently to motorised traffic from 1 July 2017. The level crossing will be replaced with a ramped footbridge that is fully accessible and meets the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010.
Work will also take place at Northumberland Park Station which is likely to cause disruption and passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
Network Rail’s route managing director, Richard Schofield, said: “I realise that the level crossing provides an important route for businesses and homes and understand the impact on the local community during the construction phase. We are working with the local authority to determine the best diversionary route for traffic and to identify alternative ways for pedestrians to cross the railway until the new bridge is in place.
“I also understand that the station works are likely to cause some disruption to passengers and getting around the station may take slightly longer than usual. I thank everyone for their patience while the work takes place.”
Details about the diversionary routes and the changes will be made available nearer the time of the closure.
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