The Anonymous Widower

Tottenham Hale Station Becomes Clearer

I went to Tottenham Hale station this morning and took these two series of pictures.

These were of the station itself.


  1. The new step-free footbridge.
  2. The giant box of the new station under the scaffolding.
  3. The angular roof of the bus station.

These pictures show the construction site of a new tower on the other site of the tracks.


  1. A 32-storey tower is going on the site, so the foundations will be deep.
  2. The third track and the new platform 3 at Tottenham Hale station.
  3. The concrete structure between the tracks and the tower could be demolished.

This Google Map shows the area.

The new tower is going into the green space in the bottom-right of the map.

West Anglia Four-Tracking

It is an ambition of Newtwork Rail, Greater Anglia and Stansted Airport to have four tracks on the West Anglia Main Line.

It very much looks as if, the building of this tower will enable a fourth track to be threaded through alongside the third track being constructed at the present time for the new service between Stratford to Meridian Water stations.

I think though, that the bridge could be a bigger problem, as this picture shows.

Could it be considered a bridge on crutches?

But a well-designed replacement bridge would probably allow a fourth track to be laid underneath!

November 12, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


  1. I notice works are progressing between Lea Bridge and Tottenham Hale with the installation of new signals. I have seen 2 signals that are actually in place and much work on the Lea Bridge end of the line which I presume is also for signalling.

    Comment by Colin Frith | November 12, 2018 | Reply

  2. I think that seeing the progress, that there a good chance, that the track, stations and signalling will be substantially complete for May 2019.

    Comment by AnonW | November 12, 2018 | Reply

    • I totally agree, i think it will meet the target date, but I don’t want to count my chickens yet, there have been many delays of different to sorts to many rail projects recently.

      Comment by Colin Frith | November 12, 2018 | Reply

      • I don’t think there will be any problems with trains, as hopefully by May, Greater Anglia will have something they can use, with all the Class 720s arriving.

        Comment by AnonW | November 12, 2018

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.