We have been advised by Transport For London that work to create step free access to South Woodford station will commence on Friday 12th October – the work is expected to be completed by summer 2019. Anyone travelling to or from East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue via the Central Line and South Woodford station will need to be aware of the impact of this work. Transport For London suggests allowing extra time for entering and leaving the station while the work is being done.
Along with step free access, the work will provide new ticket machines, improved lighting, better drainage and an improved appearance to the station. However, while the station will remain open throughout the works, it will require the closure of the station entrance on the westbound side of the station – that is for trains towards Leytonstone and London.
Anyone wishing to use westbound trains will have to enter the station from Station Approach on the eastbound side of the station and then use the bridge to crossover to the westbound platform. Likewise, anyone travelling from Epping or Loughton and exiting the train at South Woodford, will have to cross over the bridge and exit into Station Approach.
Access from Station Approach to George Lane (on the west side of the train lines) will still be available via the pedestrian underpass or over the viaduct.
Closure of George Lane– Cadent Gas Ltd will be doing work in George Lane, near the junction with Kenwood Gardens (towards the Hermon Hill end of George Lane) between Monday 22nd and Friday 26th October. This will mean that diversions and vehicle access restrictions will be in place. Anyone driving or travelling by bus to the Synagogue from that end of George Lane will need to allow extra time for the diversions.