There has been some small changes to some of our local bus services.
The 76 bus route, which runs from Tottenham Hale to Waterloo, is now managed by Go Ahead, replacing Arriva. It is also now a new routemater, the second to run through Tottenham (the other is 149, which runs from London Bridge to Edmonton Green).
The 259 bus route, which runs from Kings Cross to Edmonton Green, is now managed by Arriva, replacing Go Ahead.
It’s clearly hoped that both routes’ services will improve under the new managers.
Transport for London is inviting local residents to have their say in plans to carry out environmental improvements to the part of Tottenham High Road covering the Bruce Grove area. Residents and traders in and around the immediate area should have been given a letter highlighting the changes.
According to TFL, the proposals include:
- Improvements to pedestrian facilities and the town centre environment.
- Changes to off-peak loading/unloading facilities on the High Road.
- Opportunities for planting or creation of greener spaces.
- Changes to bus stops serving buses going northbound (affecting 123, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, and W4).
If you wish to comment on the proposals, you need to visit this page on the Transport for London website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/bruce-grove/ , or write to them at FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.
The closing date for this consultation is Wednesday 7th December 2016.
London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking Line will face closures between 4th June 2016 and February 2017. This is to ensure that Network Rail carry out improvement works in order for new trains to be introduced on the line in 2018.
From June 4th until September 23rd, The section from Gospel Oak to South Tottenham will run normally on weekdays (South Tottenham to Barking will be closed), but the entire line will be closed at weekends.
From September 24th until February 2017, the entire line will be closed.
Gospel Oak- Barking closure overview (PDF)
Where to get your replacement bus service during closures (South Tottenham) (PDF)
More information on the improvement works on Network Rail’s website.
More information on the travel changes on the Transport for London website.
After several delays, the new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced earlier today that the weekend night tube will finally start its rollout this later this summer.
It’s good news for many local people who use the Victoria Line, who along those who use part of the Central Line, services will commence on August 19th, with the whole of the Jubilee, and parts of Piccadilly and Northern Lines due to follow in the Autumn.
According to Transport for London, trains will run approximately every ten minutes on the Victoria Line, which could benefit people who may go for a night out in the West End for example.
For people using Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale, Finsbury Park, Manor House and Turnpike Lane stations, for the first time ever there is going to be a real alternative to the night buses, taxis and mincabs… and that could be a good thing.
This is the last chance for local people to comment on Crossrail 2, a planned new railway connecting Haringey across London to Surrey.
The consultation has been in place since October, so you may have made your views known already. However, if you need more information, representatives from Crossrail 2 will be in our area at:
Corner of High Road and Broad Lane N15 (not far from Seven Sisters station, High Road eastern side entrance) on both Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th December 2015, between Noon and 8pm both days.
(Please bear in mind that the location and timing of the event may change)
The consultation for Crossrail 2 ends on January 2016. More information on their website.
Tottenham Hale not only will have both a new-look Underground station and a new Premier Inn hotel in the future, but more immediately, the rest of the main gyratory works will also on its final legs when Broad Lane finally becomes two-way on Sunday April 27th, although key cycling lanes, tree planting and other bus station works are still continuing.
Both the station and the new hotel (to be built on the currently-empty Image House office block in Station Road) are the latest in a long line of badly-designed and poorly-researched buildings approved for the area by Haringey Council. There’s still isn’t any information about a proposed tall building which was supposed to be the flagship of the original TH masterplan.
Essential travel information.
Bruce Grove bridge (junction with Tottenham High Road). Between Monday 3rd February and Wednesday 30th April, the bridge next to Bruce Grove station is being closed nightly from 10pm for major refurbishment works. The overnight works will be done in two phases. However, it may not be carried out during Tottenham Hotspur match days.
Tottenham High Road (junction with West Green Road). Between Friday 31 January and Sunday 2nd February, the southbound section is closed near Broad Lane for planned utility works. As a result, no vehicle travelling southbound will be able to turn right into West Green Road.
For more info, look onto the Transport for London website (scroll down)
Many local residents considering a night out in the West End and elsewhere across London in the future would welcome the announcement made earlier today from London mayor Boris Johnson that the Victoria Line will run throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays from early 2015.
As many of you may know already, Tottenham Hale bus station was closed on 20 October for a complete revamp as part of the gyratory works.
Motorists and passengers have found it difficult to get round the area to where they want to go.
Transport for London has released this useful guide (PDF) for how motorists to get around the revamped two-way system in the immediate area, as well as information for passengers who need to catch their regular bus. In other news, as part of other improvements, work has already began on a new, and larger entrance to the rail station. Access to areas like the car parks and the station proper by foot now require a longer than usual walk in most cases.
More news from Transport for London about changes to the Tottenham Hale Gyratory. Local people living in the immediate area should have been sent a flyer.
Over the next two Sundays (13 and 20 October) the section between Monument Way, The Hale and Hale Road will switch from one-way to two-way traffic. As a result of this, bus routes 123 and 230 will change and travel in Monument Way in both directions, which means that passengers will no longer be able to catch them northbound via Seven Sisters.
On 20 October, the bus station at Tottenham Hale will close and alternative stops will be located nearby for those wishing to interchange with either local bus services, Underground, National Rail, or Stansted Express.
This week, TfL have organised a series of drop-in sessions for local people to find out about current developments. They are held at the Tottenham Hale Site Office, 5 Ashley Road, N17 9LJ (corner of Hale Road, past the BP petrol station) on:
- Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 October 2pm-5pm
- Thursday 10 October 3pm-7.30pm
For more information, check out the Tottenham Hale Scheme at the TfL website.