The Anonymous Widower

Harringay Station – 20th November 2022

This article on Rail Advent, is entitled Essential Improvements Programme For Harringay Station Gets Underway!

These two paragraphs outline the work to be done.

Harringay station will see major improvement work carried out including vital work to reinforce the footbridge which is located inside the station, making it fit for purpose into the future. The bridge is also the home of the old ticket office which will also be relocated in order to comply with building regulations.

Both platforms will see brand new waiting shelters and will allow passengers heading to destinations like Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Moorgate are able to keep dry in a sheltered location whilst waiting for their train leading to improved passenger experience.

It appears the work will not inconvenience passengers.

So earlier today, I went to have a look at Harringay station.

Note.

  1. All trains calling at the station are Class 717 trains.
  2. The old ticket office is on the bridge.
  3. The platforms are rather narrow.
  4. The train-platform access is not good.

The bridge has certainly seen better days, but then it does date from 1885.

I have some thoughts.

Digital Signalling

Digital signalling is being installed on the Great Northern route and the Hertford Loop Line and this could mean up to ten trains per hour (tph) into Moorgate.

The Current Service

At present there seems to be only two tph on these two routes.

  • Moorgate and Stevenage via Hertford North
  • Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City

This is an insult and both routes need at least four tph all day to attract passengers.

The Ultimate Service

It can certainly have a frequency of around eight tph between Moorgate and Alexandra Palace stations.

But no predictions have been made about what frequency will be used once the signalling is complete.

 

November 20, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

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