Plans for a £110miilion total redevelopment one of the borough’s biggest stations have been given the go-ahead.
Transports for London’s proposals to demolish and rebuild Tottenham Hale Underground and rail station were approved by Haringey Borough Council's planning committee, last night.
The plans aim to create a new station entrance, enlarged station concourse and improve access to platforms 1 and 2.
TfL also wants to extend the existing footbridge to make a new station entrance from Hale Village and close the Ferry Lane subway.
Key upgrades include:
- New lifts, ramps and extension of the Hale Village footbridge to a new entrance
- Better lighting, open-plan design and expanded CCTV
- A more modern appearance, new concourse shops and easier connections between Tube, bus and rail
But disability campaigners had warned the plans do not take the needs of disabled people into account.
The revamped station will complete a £110million investment in transport at Tottenham Hale.
This includes a redesigned bus station due to be open by winter 2014 and work to remove the one-way road gyratory finishing next month.
As well as being the first London interchange for passengers arriving from Stansted Airport, Tottenham Hale Station will boast four trains an hour to Stratford by 2017.
It could see journey times to central and south London cut significantly when the regional route for Crossrail 2 is approved.
Councillor Alan Strickland, cabinet member for regeneration and housing, said: “This landmark station will support the wealth of major regeneration schemes already underway in Tottenham Hale, making it one of the capital’s most exciting places to live and work.
“Tottenham is brilliantly connected to the rest of London, and we want to make the most of that to build better housing, create more jobs and make it easier for our residents to find long-lasting employment.”
The station is expected to be completed by 2017 as part of the long-term regeneration of the area.