Network Rail works, Tottenham

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1813
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Improved tracking infrastructure is important for my constituents in Enfield and Haringey ensuring they are well connected in London. However residents in the Ferry Lane Estate have raised that the works to the West Anglia Main Line will mean that the tracks will be closer to their homes, along with the loss of 260 mature trees resulting in increased noise and vibration. Can you tell me what discussions have taken place between TfL, Network Rail and local residents and councillors about the proposed works? What can you do to ameliorate these impacts?

Answer

Answer for Network Rail works, Tottenham

Answer for Network Rail works, Tottenham

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Investment in the West Anglia Main Line is crucial to unlocking the potential of the Upper Lee Valley. Four-tracking would help to enable and accelerate the creation of thousands of new homes and jobs whilst being the first step in the delivery of Crossrail 2, linking growth areas across London and the South East.

I fully appreciate your concerns and agree that the environmental impacts of any new rail infrastructure should be assessed and minimised where possible. I have asked TfL to raise this with Network Rail to ensure that local concerns are addressed through the relevant community forums for the scheme.