Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes £500,000 refurbishment of Hornsey station

Local activist Dawn Barnes and Caroline Pidgeon AM at Hornsey rail stationLynne Featherstone MP has today welcomed the announcement of a £500,000 refurbishment of Hornsey station.

The work, which will begin on 22nd July, includes a refurbishment of the Tottenham Lane entrance, the ticket office and booking hall. The connecting footbridges will be repaired and resurfaced and the platform canopies will be restored and improved. Bright LED lighting will be fitted throughout the station, including over the footbridges.

The station will remain open during its usual hours throughout the refurbishment.

Local MP Lynne Featherstone, Hornsey Lib Dem Councillors and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the GLA Caroline Pidgeon have been working together and calling on First Capital Connect to make these improvements to Hornsey Station for years. They will be continuing to push, however, for First Capital Connect to lengthen the platforms at Hornsey station and for better disabled access.

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hornsey, Errol Reid commented:

“We welcome this much needed investment but it will still leave Hornsey with shorter platforms meaning it will miss out on some of the services other local stations will get.

“I have also been calling on First Capital Connect for improved disabled access at the station, which so far they have not agreed to.

“The Lib Dems will continue to work with Caroline Pidgeon on this and put pressure on First Capital Connect to lengthen the platforms at Hornsey so local residents and commuters get a better service.”

Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, Lynne Featherstone commented:

“This is wonderful news for customers and for Hornsey station – which is long overdue a refurbishment. I’d like to thank the local residents and our Hornsey Lib Dem councillors and activists, who have worked so hard to push for these improvements.

“We will continue to push for longer platforms at the station so that Hornsey can enjoy the same services as other stations in the area.”


2 thoughts on “Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes £500,000 refurbishment of Hornsey station

  1. Both Harringay and Hornsey stations need rather more than £500K spending to improve the fabric of both the station buildings and platforms. The improvements are a step forward, but Network Rail is spending the minimum it can, and First CC are spending as little as possible as they have only got a modest extension to their operating agreement.

  2. Taking a further wander around Hornsey station and I was disappointed to see how little work had been done. OK some new tarmac, and new felt on the roofs of the rather basic 1975 era platform shelters. Work is ongoing on the staircase.

    BUT it is still a very basic and rather grotty station, with inadequate shelters and really rather drab. Worth £500k? Not really, we have been ripped off!

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