The redevelopment of White Hart Lane station draws closer after Transport for London (TfL) today announced Taylor Woodrow has won a £17.8m contract to design and rebuild the station.
Taylor Woodrow, part of Vinci Construction UK, will redevelop the station used by 1.3m passengers a year, by spring 2019. The firm will work alongside TfL to deliver a new ticket hall and station entrance, along with step-free access from street to platform for the first time. TfL said the new design will help reduce platform congestion on Tottenham match days.
New trains are also being introduced on the Overground route through White Hart Lane station to replace the current trains, which are over 30 years old.
The revamp is expected to support regeneration in the area, including plans for the new Spurs stadium, a museum, hotel and nearly 600 new homes.
Two new lifts will be installed at the station, new cycle parking, and direct access from the new ticket hall to provide more central access to platforms, which should mean passengers can move between the street and trains more easily.
Jon Fox, TfL’s director for London Rail, said:
White Hart Lane station is set for a radical transformation to make life easier and more comfortable for customers.
The station will see lifts installed for the first time, making it more accessible for everyone, and the new entrance will provide better connections with the local area, supporting the new homes and jobs being created in Tottenham.
Work is expected to start on the site in the autumn, and the improvements completed in spring 2019. The station will also be open to fans travelling to and from the stadium when it opens in summer 2018, as it will continue to operate throughout the majority of the works.
Tottenham will move into Wembley Stadium next season, while the Premier League club works on construction for a new 61,000 seater arena.