Monday, 28 April 2008

Finsbury Park station upgrade plans

I've been over the plans to install ticket barriers and lifts at Finsbury Park station before, but I saw on TfL's project page they've taken the unusual step of pointing passengers to the planning application, which comes with a long list of documents and plans.

The design statement will tell you everything there is to know about the proposal, including photos of disused parts of the station. It suggests Network Rail may install lifts up to their platforms at the same time, and gives serious consideration to Islington Council's Western Ticket Hall proposal. One odd detail mentioned is the spiral staircases need to have their direction reversed.

The northbound and southbound cross-sections show just how shallow the tube lines are at the station, and where they're located in relation to the rail platforms above.

The future site plan shows a set of doors enclosing the Station Place entrances. This certainly doesn't exist now and isn't part of the works in this planning application, so I'm not sure what that's about.

Finally, TfL's site says the application is still pending, but it was actually approved on April 4th.

2 comments:

JPB said...

"The northbound and southbound cross-sections show just how shallow the tube lines are at the station,"

It does say "do not scale from this drawing" and "not for construction" and shows a cut-out symbol too.
It seems to me that the straight stairs down to the platform are made of two quite long flights with a landing between. So a bit further down than the drawing shows I think. Not much more admittedly but a bit I would say.

James

Anonymous said...

Are teh values on the cross sections in metres above sea level? If yes the lifts have a rise/fall of about 6.5m, say 20ft.

MS