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Club launches comprehensive travel section on website

Posted on 12 January 2010  - 12:00

The Club has re-designed the website provision of travel advice and information - a special dedicated Travel section is now available, designed to give you, the fans, up-to-date journey options and route information.

Club launches comprehensive travel section on website

The Club has re-designed the website provision of travel advice and information - a special dedicated Travel section is now available, designed to give you, the fans, up-to-date journey options and route information.

The Club is working hard with local transport providers to improve both the timetabling and provision of services, to maximize the use of the dedicated trains running through the four-high capacity stations in the area, and the 100 buses an hour that currently serve the stadium area. The combination of these measures and increased information to supporters has already resulted in substantial changes to patterns of matchday travel, and positive feedback from fans.

The new combined site will provide fans with:

· up to the minute information on what services are available to help fans get to and from games, including any alterations to timetables and helpful route advice and options.

· greener travel options enabling fans to leave their cars at home and make best use of public transport services.

· news in respect of planned improvements as we continue to work closely with local transport providers.

· useful journey planner/travel site links.

· a contact point for fan feedback and comments.

The shift from car to public transport has already begun...

Five years ago, over 60% of our supporters travelled to White Hart Lane on matchdays by private car. Today, this picture is very different with the latest surveys showing this figure has dropped to around 40%.

This is as a result of:-

1 - detailed discussions with transport operators, which resulted in a number of improvements made to train timetable and service.

2 - the positive response from fans who have decided to change the way they travel to the Lane for our matches by leaving their cars at home.

The Club has been working in partnership with Transport for London, National Express East Anglia (NEEA), London Underground, Arriva and the London Borough of Haringey to reduce the level of traffic congestion around the stadium on match days by encouraging fans to opt for improved public transport alternatives.

These working relationships have led to a number of positive results including a new special matchday timetable created by NEEA to support fans. Haringey Council introduced a matchday Controlled Parking Zone, bringing White Hart Lane into line with the majority of other major stadia in the Premier League and this too, has meant fewer cars in the vicinity of the stadium.

The stats speak for themselves. Since January 2008:-

· there has been a significant reduction in car use with around 2,000 less private vehicles attracted to matches now as compared to the recent past. That's a saving of some 160,000 vehicle miles per game.

· the much enhanced National Express rail services carry the vast majority of those newly converted to public transport with a significant proportion of these also using the Victoria Line as part of their journeys to and from the Lane with an estimated 3,000 extra journeys each way.

· 20% of journeys to the Lane now involve Park and Ride with an estimated 2,500 cars being parked at stations by spectators who start their journeys well outside the London area.

· bus usage has also increased significantly, particularly pre-match, with some 1,500 additional passengers - most travelling from Seven Sisters Underground station.

· the proportion of journeys to the local area by way of National Rail services is now the highest of any UK football club with over half the journeys to the Lane involving some use of the National Rail network.

· Prior to every home game, the Club provides helpful travel information including timetables to update fans on the latest travel news with web traffic showing more than 5,000 fans regularly utilising the information to help plan their journeys to the Lane ahead of each match.

We also want to work together to make matchday travel even better...

Supporters have a major part to play on transport in the future, as you are best placed to provide us with the information and the knowledge to help us continue to improve access and increase services being made available on matchdays.

The Club wants to hear from you. Contact us at matchdaytravel@tottenhamhotspur.com:

· with ideas of how matchday travel could be improved.

· how you travel to games.

· if you have already changed the way you travel.

· good and bad experiences of public transport on match days.

To view the dedicated travel section, visit: www.tottenhamhotspur.com/travel - CLICK HERE...