Latest News: Cockfosters becomes 80th Step Free underground station
Work to modernise Cockfosters Tube station on the Barnet - Enfield border is now complete, making it the 80th station on the London Underground network to be made step-free. The lift, which serves both platforms at the station, was craned into the station and built on site. New tiling and brick work around the new lift was carefully selected to match the Grade II listed station's heritage design. It will vastly improve access to the station and the wider network for people with accessibility needs
Streetspace for London
We are working with your borough to widen pavements at town centres and transport hubs, create temporary cycle routes on our transport network and create low traffic neighbourhoods.
Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:
- Additional travel support for children and young people returning to school. Free travel for young people under 18 continues to apply on buses and trams
- Resuming the Congestion Charging Zone with extended times and an increased charge. Find out more about the Congestion charge reimbursement scheme on the Your Borough page
- Opportunity to try out the online Cycle Skills course
- Further update on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
Trialling 24/7 bus lane operation on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN)
As part of London Streetspace programme, we're trialling changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. This trial began on 13 September 2020.
We want to make sure that people choosing to travel on the bus network have the safest, quickest and most reliable journey at all times of the day. Proposals follow recent extensions to bus lane hours that have seen improvements to speeds and reliability.
The trial of 24/7 bus lanes is planned to be in place for at least six months to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. Find out more and share your views at any time online or by emailing email@example.com.
Funding for your borough
We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP)
As part of our recent funding settlement, we have allocated a total of £23.1m for LIP Corridor funding across London for the period of 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount apportioned to your borough is outlined in the latest LIP allocation letter below.
LIP targets for Enfield
Each borough has set targets in their LIP against the Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes - we track and report on progress against these targets in the LIP3 MTS outcomes borough data pack.
For example, the car ownership in the borough was 127,874 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 124,200.
Residents in Enfield made an average of 708,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:
- Car and motorcycle: 46%
- Underground/DLR: 6%
- National Rail and Overground: 12%
- Bus/Tram: 12%
- Taxi/Other: 1%
- Cycle: 2%
- Walking: 28%
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 11,033 daily cycle trips on average starting in Enfield between 2015 and 2018.
We are working with boroughs to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from all road collisions to zero by 2041. They are responsible for enforcing safe speeds on their roads, as well as leading community programmes to encourage using roads safely. Find out more about Vision Zero.
In 2017 there were 130 individuals killed or seriously injured in Enfield. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 68.
Our collision database, COLLSTATS, is now available as a self-service tool for borough officers and the Metropolitan Police. It allows site specific, borough or London wide collision searches to be made to the most recent validated police data that is available. For access to this database please email CollstatsHelpdesk@tfl.gov.uk.
What we're working on in Enfield
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year - search on the TfL Consultation Hub
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near Enfield
- Find out about property development projects in your borough
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Mini-Hollands - the borough's £30m investment will create joined-up local networks that encourage more people to cycle while making it easier to walk
- Piccadilly line upgrade - new signalling systems and a fleet of newly designed, high-capacity, walk-through, air-cooled trains are being added on the Piccadilly line first, with the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City lines to follow
Bus network changes
From time to time - after consulting the public - we alter bus routes to reflect changing patterns in demand. We also make temporary changes, often because of road works. See the latest bus changes.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
To improve air quality the ULEZ will extend to parts of Enfield from October 2021.
From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.
Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining polluting cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses to take action by checking their vehicle.
Our assets in Enfield
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Four Tube stations
- Six London Overground stations
- Around 570 bus stops - see all 45 day bus routes in Enfield
- One bus station
- One coach stop
- Around 210 traffic signals
- Over 18 kilometres of red routes
We maintain our assets until they need to be renewed or disposed of as set out in our asset management plan. We do this by:
- Servicing them regularly to keep them operational
- Repairing or replacing faulty assets
Report a problem on a London street with our Streetcare tool.
We do not maintain in Enfield:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Enfield
- Litter removal on red routes - this is also the borough's responsibility
- Network Rail track at London Overground stations - contact Network Rail
- Taxis and mini cabs - these are owned by taxi drivers and minicab offices
- Three bus garages in Enfield that are owned and managed by bus companies
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Enfield
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.