Post by Paul Corfield Post by Jarle Hammen Knudsen
What is the best route from Liverpool Street Station (or Tottenham
Hale) to New Eltham Station with lots of luggage, on a monday evening?
Having skim read this thread can I just add that there are station
rebuilding works at Tottenham Hale at the moment. If you're laden with
bags I would NOT recommend changing there. You've already identified
the issue of no lifts from the s/b NR platform but you have to
negotiate a separate gateline and then a very constrained entrance to
the LU station which has NO ticket facilities at the moment.
I recently used T Hale around 2100 in the evening and could barely get
out of the ticket hall. This was because a train from Stansted had
deposited a huge number of people with luggage and they were all trying
to get into the tube. The place was packed and borderline dangerous. I
don't know what time you're travelling but I would really, really avoid
T Hale if you can. It's likely to be a calmer, less hurried experience
for you travelling via Liverpool St where you will have time to get
your bags on / off the train and not have to do battle with swarms of
people that you get at Tottenham Hale where dwell times for trains are
obviously fairly short. The platforms aren't very wide at T Hale
either! Doesn't take much to cause a jam - happens every time I get
off a train from Stratford.
I would recommend the route via Cannon St (I've not checked the train
services) as it seems simpler overall. There is a ramp in the main LU
ticket hall at Liv St that brings you down from the level of the main
line concourse to that of the LU station.