A new pedestrian bridge at Harringay railway station?

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

IS THE Council aware of any plans by Network Rail, or any other body, to replace the current pedestrian bridge that runs past Harringay railway station please?

The present unhappy bridge runs between two cul-de-sacs, viz, the ends of Quernmore Road N4, Stroud Green Ward and Railway Approach N4, Harringay Ward.

► The easternmost end is unreasonably steep for everyone including the elderly, infirm or disabled
► The steepness is a problem year-round, but at no time more so than in winter
► It is overly steep for any wheeled devices including prams, scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs or wheeled suitcases and shopping baskets
► Both ends of the bridge are also too narrow for most of these wheeled devices
► The moped-blocking fences at either end are crude and frustrate more than the intended
► Also, there is no separation anywhere for bicycles and pedestrians

This is one of only three main railway line crossing points between Finsbury Park and Hornsey stations – the others being Endymion Road and a pedestrian bridge at Oxford Road.

If there any plans of any kind, please supply any relevant information.

If not, should there not be?!

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Clive Carter

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Carter

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
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I acknowledge your request for information received on 17 July 2018.

 

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of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
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Dear Mr Carter,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/7641718

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 17 July 2018, in
which you asked for the following information:

 

‘IS THE Council aware of any plans by Network Rail, or any other body, to
replace the current pedestrian bridge that runs past Harringay railway
station’?

 

My response is as follows:

 

The council is unaware of any plans by Network Rail, or any other body, to
replace the current pedestrian bridge that runs past Harringay railway
station.

 

For your information, in recent years we have worked with the local
community and ward councillors to improve the public realm in Quernmore
Road by Harringay Station. Improvements have included reducing the
gradient of the footway leading up to the Network Rail Bridge, where
viable and introduced an antiskid surface and a handrail, to help ease the
issue you have highlighted.  

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Michael Demosthenous

Senior Engineer

 

Haringey Council

Level 1 (South), River Park House, 225 High Road, Wood Green, N22 8HQ

 

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Today, Tuesday 14 August 2018, a couple of surveyors took point-cloud measurements with a sophisticated, tripod mounted Leica laser scanner on behalf of Network Rail. At various positions on the bridge, targets (black and white checked discs) were mounted.