White Hart Lane station upgrade completed
Mon 26 August 2019, 14:31|Tottenham Hotspur
Transport for London (TfL) has today unveiled a new-look White Hart Lane station, providing step-free access from street to platform for the first time.
The new station entrances to the London Overground station will provide quicker and easier access for local commuters and those using the station for home matches and other event days at our stadium.
Fans will be able to experience the upgraded station for the first time when we host Crystal Palace on Saturday 14 September.
Please note, we shall be introducing a new post-match queuing system at the station, details of which will be communicated via Club channels ahead of the game.
A new bright and airy ticket hall sits at the heart of the station, providing central and direct access to the platforms, meaning customers can move between the street and trains more quickly.
Two new station entrances provide better access to the ticket hall - one on Love Lane, creating a better connection with Tottenham High Road, and the second providing access via Penhurst Road for the first time.
With two new lifts being brought into use in early September, it will mean three of our four local train stations now have step-free access - joining Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale.
Lifts will operate in addition to two fixed staircases to each platform - one for everyday use and a second that can be opened on event days to help customers board trains more easily and reduce platform congestion.
Triangular sections of the new station façade symbolise Tottenham’s horticultural past, with reference to the glass greenhouses that once dominated the area. The terracotta pot cladding which covers the eastern and western facade acknowledges the area’s history of clay manufacturing.
A new station forecourt on Love Lane greatly improves the public realm, creating a more pleasant and safer environment. New cycle parking, improved CCTV and on-street signage at the station will help people continue their journey on foot or by bike.
TfL has also introduced a number of other measures to improve the experience for customers using the station. This includes more visible signage within the ticket hall and increasing the number of ticket vending machines from three to four, to make buying tickets and topping up Oyster cards quicker and easier.
Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We welcome and are delighted to see Transport for London’s investment in the station delivering much needed improvements for the local community who use it and those visiting the new stadium. It supports and enhances the Club’s investment in North Tottenham and complements the wider investment in transport infrastructure for the area. We particularly look forward to welcoming the new lifts that are due to enter service in September, which will make White Hart Lane the latest London Overground station with step-free access, improving accessibility for all travellers on event and non-event days.”