New SoTo station frontage to replace La Fonda de Maria

Detailed plans are published for changes to South Tottenham Overground Line rail station, at HGY/2013/1040 .

It’s major changes – the main entrance would be moved south into the restaurant La Fonda de Maria, the other side of the bridge.  The restaurant is in fact the old station ticket office, so would be converted back to this use. Two 16-person lifts added, thus bringing the station into line with the 2010 Disability Discrimination Act.

I’m finding it hard to imagine what the overall effect will be, please those of you who can read plans have a look and see what you make of it.  One comment (#003) points out that there is likely to be more works in the near future with the electrification of this Gospel Oak-Barking line, and that platforms would be lengthened then to accommodate longer trains.

There’s an interesting account of the history of the site hidden in the plan details, based on reading old maps, including the shifting location of the culverted Moselle brook, and the old businesses and workshops that have long disappeared.

Can people from the restaurant, and from Stevenson House which sits next to the station, add their comments?



Plans for changes to two stations

with some very techy drawing for those who know how to read them.

Lifts and a footbridge at Tottenham Hale  ref  HGY/2013/1043

and at South Tottenham station, demolishing the ticket office and adding two lifts.  ref  HGY/2013/1040

Both are open for comments.

Steam train in SoTo

There’s a steam train coming through South Tottenham station on Saturday morning, on its way to Bristol from Southend.  9.44 a m  16th March.



From the Cathedrals Express company, it’s one of their regular leisure excursions. Here’s the programme.

Don’t forget to bring a hanky to wave.


Disappointing, the steam train was replaced by a diesel. Still trying to find out why.

This was what we got:

South Tottenham rail station

Leader of Haringey Council voices police plan concerns

from LBH website:

Haringey Council Leader Claire Kober has sent an open letter to the Deputy Mayor of London highlighting her concerns about proposed reductions in local police services.

The letter to Stephen Greehalgh was distributed ahead of last night’s Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) consultation event, which was attended by more than 150 local residents anxious to learn more about the proposals. Continue reading