South Tottenham station will get a major upgrade if the Crossrail 2 plan goes ahead, with a direct entrance to the new subterranean platforms for fast trains into central London and beyond.
Once built, the proposed train service would provide a Crossrail 2 train every 4 minutes (or 15 trains an hour). Each train has the capacity to carry 1,500 passengers, being over 200m long (two full-sized football pitches) and can travel at up to 140 km/h (90 mph).
Crossrail 2 is still on the drawing boards at the moment, but the case for this north-south rail link gets stronger every day. It is vital to provide improved public transport in London. As the Evening Standard commented “the case for extra spending on Crossrail 2 is … now unanswerable”
The current proposals reveal plans to:
• Two 250 metre long platforms. Station platform tunnels around 25 metres below ground level
• A re-built Seven Sisters “main line” station ticket hall and entrance onto Seven Sisters Road
• A new southern ticket hall and entrance onto the High Road at Ermine Road
• A dedicated link between South Tottenham station and the new southern ticket hall
The current plans include absorbing the (newly opened) South Tottenham entrance into a work site (“Site C”). Local residents and others will need reassurances on South Tottenham Overground remaining open during the estimated five to eight year building schedule. This is a popular and much used station, an essential part of the local transport system. For instance, could the previous entrance (on the north side of the bridge) be put back into action during this time, or is it now obstructed?
TfL have produced a guide to A typical Crossrail 2 station [PDF].
Meanwhile the Tottenham Hale branch of the Crossrail 2 would emerge from a tunnel near Markfield Park, crossing the existing Overground tracks.
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Have your say on Crossrail 2
Visit www.crossrail2.co.uk to leave a comment or provide a response to the consultation questions. You can also contact the TfL helpline on 0343 222 0055 or write to Freepost Crossrail 2 Consultations.
The consultation will close on Friday 8 January 2016.