Travel information - 2015-16 season reminder
26 August 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Ahead of Saturday's match against Everton, we would like to remind supporters of a number of potential changes to the local transport network (road and rail) and issues which may affect your journey to and from White Hart Lane in the early part of this season.
As a result of these planned works along with changes to access routes into the stadium, we would advise all supporters to plan their journeys prior to travelling - https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ - and allow extra time to get to White Hart Lane on matchdays to ensure you don't miss a second of the action.
London Overground at White Hart Lane station
The Greater Anglia route between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town and Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters), including White Hart Lane station, has now become part of TFL’s London Overground network, delivering significant improvements to all the stations along the route, especially for supporters using these services on matchday.
This new London Overground route previously operated National Rail pay as you go fares, which are generally higher than TFL fares. However since transfer, over 80 per cent of current rail journeys have reduced in price and all TFL concessions will apply. The remaining 20 per cent of fares have remained unchanged.
The stations along this new route have been integrated with TFL’s real-time information and journey planning and all of the stations are now being thoroughly cleaned and repaired over the coming months, with new benches, signage, CCTV, gate lines and modern ticket machines installed. The new routes will also now be staffed at all times while services are running, ensuring a ‘turn up and go’ service for customers with reduced mobility.
New trains will also be delivered in the next few years but in the meantime, the current trains will be refurbished over the next 12 months to provide passengers with more comfortable journeys.
As TFL build up their level of service and increase staffing, having only taken over this new route at the end of May, supporters should be prepared that for the first few home games of the season, there may be extended waiting times for trains leading to potentially longer than normal queues.
Therefore fans are advised in the early part of the season to consider using Northumberland Park station, where additional services will run as per last year to travel to Liverpool Street.
Victoria Line Engineering Works
During the month of August, Transport for London will be carrying out essential engineering works to the Victoria Line between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central, with a reduced service along the rest of the line. A limited rail replacement bus service will be in place in affected areas.
These engineering works are part of the Victoria Line improvements in order to allow more trains per hour to run along the Victoria Line from next year.
This work will be in place on Saturday, August 29, for our home game against Everton and supporters should therefore plan their journeys in advance of travelling.
For more information on this closure and to obtain the latest public transport advice, please visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/, contact London Underground Customer Services by calling 0845 330 9880 or write to: Customer Service Centre, London Underground, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD.
Supporters should be aware that until spring 2016, TFL will be building the new Cycle Superhighway 1, which will run from White Hart Lane stadium to Liverpool Street station, as part of the Road Modernisation Plan.
The first phase of work is currently underway, along the Tottenham High Road between Town Hall Approach Road and South Tottenham station.
As a result, roads in the area are expected to be busier than usual, which may cause some delays. Cycle lanes will stay in place or be provided where possible, although temporary closures may be necessary at times.
For more information on the Cycle Superhighway and to view the roads affected, visit www.tfl.gov.uk/cs1
Reminder – New Routes to Stadium
As our new stadium development progresses, we would like to remind fans that Paxton Road is now closed and that this could impact supporters' routes into White Hart Lane on a matchday.
The Club launched a new interactive map last month - STORY HERE - that shows our advised access routes based on each seating block around the stadium, which takes into consideration the direction you approach White Hart Lane from.
New signposting on surrounding roads will also help supporters access the stadium.
When walking around the local area on matchday, please stick to the pedestrian footpaths only and avoid walking in the road, even if the pavement appears congested. This is particularly important on the High Road with the amount of fast moving vehicles on the road. Please do not walk in bus lanes.
Other Planned Roadworks – Everton / Crystal Palace (h)
We are also aware of planned works on behalf of Transport for London on the A406 between the junction with the M11 and the junction with the A12.
The works being carried out are to refurbish and extend the lifespan of the Nightingale Bridge and to replace bridge joints on Woodford Viaduct.
As a result, there will be some closures in place through the early part of this season. However, in order to minimise the impact to the road network, the works are being planned at an accelerated rate, with the vast majority being done during night closures (22:00 – 05:00). The full day closures are as follows:
- Closure from 22:00 on Friday 28/8 until 05:00 on Monday 31/8 on A406 Northbound to M11 link road.
- Closure from 22:00 on Friday 18/9 until 23:59 on Sunday 20/9 on M11 Southbound to A406 Southbound link road.
Traffic management will be in place during the works with M11 linkroad closures due to be diverted via the A406 Waterworks roundabout, while the A406 contraflow will reduce the lanes of traffic in operation on the A406 but with no diversions in operation.
Once again, we would advise all supporters to plan their journeys prior to travelling - https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ - and allow extra time to get to White Hart Lane on matchdays to ensure you don't miss a second of the action.