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Crossrail 2 map: Tottenham & Seven Sisters

Crossrail 2 consultation results

The results of the Autumn 2015 consultation on Crossrail 2 have been published this week.

This new railway connecting London north-east to south-west could bring huge benefits to the local area as well as the wider metropolis. It will improve journey times across London, and ease congestion on the Victoria line.

However some concerns had been raised of the impact of the line – and its construction – locally.

Tottenham Hale tunnel portal

Of particular local interest is the plan to build a tunnel portal just south of Tottenham Hale. Around half of the 321 comments made with specific regard to building this tunnel entrance are classified as positive, including the comment that it would be “hugely beneficial”.

Some 50 comments were made stating environmental/social concerns (section 3.88). Of these, 18 specifically stated that Markfield Park must be protected while 20 raised concern about wildlife and the surrounding environment. There were a further 20 comments stating concern about the impacts of construction on the local community (section 3.89).

Seven Sisters

The report reflects a widespread support for Crossrail 2 at Seven Sisters. Over three quarters of the 770 responses were “supportive”. Many felt this station development at Seven Sisters would support local regeneration (section 3.96) and would ease pressure on the Victoria line (section 3.94).

South Tottenham Crossrail 2

The current plan for Seven Sisters includes a Crossrail 2 entrance being added as part of South Tottenham station. 55 supportive comments expressed particular support for this link (section 3.95).

Stoke Newington shaft

Down the road in Stoke Newington opinion is more split on the proposals to demolish Morrisons and built a ventilation shaft (Table 3.15). Some raised suggestions that Stoke Newington have its own station instead, but this may well be unlikely to be added to plans at this stage.

We shall find out as plans develop. Following George Osborne’s confirmation of development funding for Crossrail 2, things should really get moving. The “Crossrail 2 team” promise, “In the summer we will publish a document that will respond to the issues and concerns raised during the consultation. Over the coming months we will undertake further design and development work and share proposals in further rounds of consultation as the scheme develops.”

Crossrail 2 map: Tottenham & Seven Sisters

Crossrail 2 for South Tottenham station

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.

More on Seven Sisters / South Tottenham Crossrail 2 station

Crossrail 2 at South Tottenham
Crossrail 2 factsheet [PDF]: Seven Sisters station/a>

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.
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Tottenham Hale Gyratory: one way on way out

Users of Seven Sisters station and local cycle and foot paths will have noticed works on the new road layout have been well under way for a few months. But what’s the plan?

Transport for London is working on removing the “one way” – that’s the entire Tottenham Hale Gyratory – and restoring all the roads to two way traffic. As TfL points out, “The current one-way system has high volumes of traffic but limited crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists. This is a barrier for many residents living in the area.”
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Building backing on Plevna Crescent & Ermine Road?

UPDATE: Haringey Council have refused this plan as the land is “Ecological Valuable ” and the development would be “out of character”. Well done to those who monitored this so closely, and thanks again to SoTo blog for sharing the news! Now the space has been saved, it begs the question could it be put to better use as wild green space for the community?

A potentially worrying development plan has been pointed out by our fellow South Tottenham bloggers over on SoTo: Big development planned for N15 railway embankments.

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Sainsburys Seven Sisters

South Tottenham has a new “local” supermarket with the opening of a Sainsbury on West Green Road, near Seven Sisters station.

A bakery counter and ATM feature at the shop which is open from 7am until 11pm every day of the week. The address is 3-7 West Green Road, N15 5BX

Tottenham Seven Sisters Station Local store details

The new store follows on from last year’s Tesco Local opening near South Tottenham Station. With the “big” Tescos at Seven Sisters and the Sainsbury in Stamford Hill, it seems you’re never far from one or the other. Although with the departure of “Fair Deal”, maybe some will be hoping on the bus to Stoke Newington’s Whole Foods Market?

The shop was opened last week by local MP, David Lammy. He said: “I am pleased to see Sainsbury committing once again to our community. Their stores provide jobs and are vital to regenerating our High Road.”