Transport information for local residents and businesses
Mon 30 July 2018, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Today sees the distribution of a comprehensive guide for local residents and businesses, providing information regarding travel and road traffic management for events at the new stadium.
The new stadium will have a capacity of just over 62,000 and, as well as being our new home, it will host a minimum of two NFL matches per year and a number of other events and concerts.
Well served by bus routes and within walking distance of four rail stations, the stadium is very much a public transport destination.
You will see service improvements; new Shuttle Bus services, regional coaches, better pedestrian walkways, clear signage, cycle parking and regular transport and station updates on Club channels and screens around the stadium.
We shall provide additional marshals and Fanbassadors to manage fans every step of the way and are working closely with the Metropolitan Police, London Borough of Haringey and Transport for London (TfL) to ensure more staff than ever are at stations and other key areas.
Much of the enhanced public transport infrastructure for the new stadium is already in place. Tottenham is benefitting from circa. £100m investment in public transport infrastructure – more than nearly any other part of London, including:
- Completed upgrade of the Victoria line (both rolling stock replacement and service frequency), increasing spectator capacity at Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters stations.
- Redevelopment of Tottenham Hale Interchange – with the creation of a new combined train and tube station entrance (to be complete spring 2019 but remaining fully operational in the meantime).
- Redevelopment of Northumberland Park station – improved accessibility due for completion during autumn 2018 and increased service frequencies from summer 2019 as part of the three-tracking project between Stratford and the new Meridian Water station.
- Redevelopment of White Hart Lane station – with additional stairs and lift access, making the station step-free (to be complete spring 2019 but fully operational in the meantime). Alongside this, a fleet of new high capacity, air-conditioned trains will be introduced by London Overground from spring 2019. There will also be an enhanced timetable for every event day.
- Increased frequency on the West Anglia Main Line (WAML).
- Opening of the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) in spring 2019, which will improve accessibility to Liverpool Street Station.
- Implementation by Haringey Council of a Local Improvement Scheme around White Hart Lane station – improving accessibility, footways and carriageways.
- Implementation of footway improvements at Bruce Grove station by TfL.
Fans and local residents are well-used to travelling around Tottenham on event days, but there will naturally be a ‘bedding-in’ period for the first few homes games as the remaining public transport works are completed.
The Club has been working closely with Haringey and Enfield Councils, TfL, Abellio Greater Anglia Trains, the British Transport Police, the Metropolitan Police and others to agree how we best manage crowds and the impact on local transport during this ‘bedding-in’ period and beyond.
This includes developing various event day plans, as well as committing to new measures, including an ambition to increase the proportion of fans who travel to matches by public transport.
We shall, of course, be reviewing and monitoring how the stadium operates over the course of the next few months very closely and making any adjustments necessary.
Further transport information for fans will be communicated ahead of our upcoming Test Events and in the build-up to the Liverpool match on 15 September.