Northumberland Park Railway Station – Tottenham

Designing steelwork elements, construction methodology and temporary works for a mainline railway station superstructure in London

The challenge

Northumberland Park is a mainline railway station on the Lee Valley line, which forms part of the West Anglia Main Line. It serves the ward of Northumberland Park in Tottenham, providing a direct link into London Liverpool Street Station.

Engineering Consultancy

In 2017, Network Rail launched its £170 million Lee Valley Rail Programme, which includes upgrade and improvement works to Northumberland Park Station as well as other stations located along the Lee Valley Corridor. Inertia Consulting Ltd were appointed to work on the steelwork designs for Northumberland Park Station.

“The opening of this new footbridge marks a major milestone in the project. The team have worked tirelessly to ensure the bridge was installed safely and efficiently. I am proud of their dedication and hard work.”

John Cox, Managing Director, VolkerFitzpatrick Rail Division

The project involved:

• Design services for steelwork connections and details for ramps and stairs for a new footbridge, the footbridge itself, a concourse and canopies for the new island platforms
• Improving the buildability of a pre-existing design scheme to move it into with the fabricator’s construction methodology
• Designing temporary works to facilitate construction within the station’s tight urban location and minimise disruption to residents and rail services.

The project team
  • Network Rail – the Client
  • VolkerFitzpactrick – the Principal Contractor
  • Atkins – the Principal Designer
  • Briton Fabricators – the Fabricator
  • Inertia Consulting Ltd – Steelwork Sub Consultant
The outcome

The project was completed successfully, with the new footbridge enabling step-free access to the station and the Lee Valley area for parents with buggies and people with mobility problems. Football fans attending football matches at White Hart Lane will also enjoy safer access to and from the stadium.

Upgrading the platforms and adding an extra track means two extra train services a day can now pass through the station, improving connections between Northumberland Park and central London.