Lea Bridge Station in Walthamstow reopening works due between 2014 and 2019

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Station reopening works due between 2014 and 2019 Station reopening works due between 2014 and 2019

Plans to reopen a former train station have taken another step forward after an "extremely positive" meeting between the council and rail authorities.

Funding for bringing back into use Lea Bridge Station, in Walthamstow, was secured last year.

The transport hub closed in 1985 and campaigners have been calling for the derelict site to be reopened for decades.

Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan, published earlier this month, confirmed the station was on its list of programme works for the period 2014 to 2019.

Cllr Chris Robbins, leader of the council, said a recent meeting with Network Rail to discuss the plans had been "extremely positive".

He said: "The level of commitment from Network Rail was very encouraging and with the funding in place we can now forge ahead with our plan to reopen the station.

“We’ve worked very hard to make sure we have scoped out this project properly and have the hard and fast plans required to take the project forward.

"Our job now is to get the station built and open for local people to use.


“We know that a significant transport link like this can provide a real boost to an area – particularly one that has already had expressions of interest from developers looking to regenerate this part of the borough.”

A council strategy document published last year earmarked the area as a possible site for 2,500 new homes.

In 2011 Network Rail first proposed a new 15-minute service between Brimsdown, Tottenham Hale and Stratford, which will go through Lea Bridge.

Current journey time estimates from Lea Bridge to Stratford and Tottenham Hale are 43 minutes and 34 minutes respectively.

But the new station will cut that down to just 12 minutes.

Network Rail's finalised plans for the 2014-2019 period are due to be published in March 2014.

 

 

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4:19pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same. Cornbeefur
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4:23pm Tue 29 Jan 13

myopinioncounts says...

When did they moved the Boundary? Lea Bridge Road Station is in Leyton not Walthamstow. Will there be plenty of parking?
When did they moved the Boundary? Lea Bridge Road Station is in Leyton not Walthamstow. Will there be plenty of parking? myopinioncounts
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4:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

bullyboy says...

good news wont be long before we can catch at train from walthamstow central to stratford also tfl bidding for anglia rail franchise later this year looks like a done deal
good news wont be long before we can catch at train from walthamstow central to stratford also tfl bidding for anglia rail franchise later this year looks like a done deal bullyboy
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4:51pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police.

Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature?

http://www.guardian-
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[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police. Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature? http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 191763.Gay_couple_re fused_treatment_at_b eauty_salon/?ref=mr Alan_1976
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5:07pm Tue 29 Jan 13

malpasc says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Sorry? When did you last see a ticket tout at any station? Since the advent of Oyster Cards ticket touts have all but disappeared from Walthamstow Central station.

I'd personally wish someone would target the smokers who hang about just outside the Selborne Road exits wafting their toxic fumes everywhere.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Sorry? When did you last see a ticket tout at any station? Since the advent of Oyster Cards ticket touts have all but disappeared from Walthamstow Central station. I'd personally wish someone would target the smokers who hang about just outside the Selborne Road exits wafting their toxic fumes everywhere. malpasc
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5:24pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police.

Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature?

http://www.guardian-

series.co.uk/news/10

191763.Gay_couple_re

fused_treatment_at_b

eauty_salon/?ref=mr
Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police. Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature? http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 191763.Gay_couple_re fused_treatment_at_b eauty_salon/?ref=mr[/p][/quote]Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event. Cornbeefur
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5:27pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

malpasc wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Sorry? When did you last see a ticket tout at any station? Since the advent of Oyster Cards ticket touts have all but disappeared from Walthamstow Central station.

I'd personally wish someone would target the smokers who hang about just outside the Selborne Road exits wafting their toxic fumes everywhere.
This is true to a certain extent regarding the Oyster Cards but I am still asked for Travel cards by unsavory characters at many Stations.

Agree with you about the fume makers, even the vivid pictures on packets and the pomegranates coming out of the cigarettes in that advert does not seem to affect those who are future burdens of NHS resources.
[quote][p][bold]malpasc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Sorry? When did you last see a ticket tout at any station? Since the advent of Oyster Cards ticket touts have all but disappeared from Walthamstow Central station. I'd personally wish someone would target the smokers who hang about just outside the Selborne Road exits wafting their toxic fumes everywhere.[/p][/quote]This is true to a certain extent regarding the Oyster Cards but I am still asked for Travel cards by unsavory characters at many Stations. Agree with you about the fume makers, even the vivid pictures on packets and the pomegranates coming out of the cigarettes in that advert does not seem to affect those who are future burdens of NHS resources. Cornbeefur
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5:33pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police.

Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature?

http://www.guardian-


series.co.uk/news/10


191763.Gay_couple_re


fused_treatment_at_b


eauty_salon/?ref=mr
Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.
Homophobia, now permissible when there is a cafe close by according to your logic.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police. Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature? http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 191763.Gay_couple_re fused_treatment_at_b eauty_salon/?ref=mr[/p][/quote]Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.[/p][/quote]Homophobia, now permissible when there is a cafe close by according to your logic. Alan_1976
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5:39pm Tue 29 Jan 13

E-ten trifles says...

Yes its not walthamstow, but Leyton. Maybe this paper gets more readers when it mentions that area.
Yes its not walthamstow, but Leyton. Maybe this paper gets more readers when it mentions that area. E-ten trifles
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5:48pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police.

Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature?

http://www.guardian-



series.co.uk/news/10



191763.Gay_couple_re



fused_treatment_at_b



eauty_salon/?ref=mr
Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.
Homophobia, now permissible when there is a cafe close by according to your logic.
You have sunk to a level of gibberish now and although normally you have a reasonable amount of substance to your arguments, to which I often agree, you are scraping the barrel now. I am certainly not as accused.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police. Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature? http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 191763.Gay_couple_re fused_treatment_at_b eauty_salon/?ref=mr[/p][/quote]Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.[/p][/quote]Homophobia, now permissible when there is a cafe close by according to your logic.[/p][/quote]You have sunk to a level of gibberish now and although normally you have a reasonable amount of substance to your arguments, to which I often agree, you are scraping the barrel now. I am certainly not as accused. Cornbeefur
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6:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Tom Thumb says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
When did they moved the Boundary? Lea Bridge Road Station is in Leyton not Walthamstow. Will there be plenty of parking?
Who on earth would want to park their car there to go to Stratford?

Get real.

In any case there is no space.

Amazingly some people are actually able to use buses, walk, or cycle.

Mind you, if the station re-opens there probably won't be any bike racks!
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: When did they moved the Boundary? Lea Bridge Road Station is in Leyton not Walthamstow. Will there be plenty of parking?[/p][/quote]Who on earth would want to park their car there to go to Stratford? Get real. In any case there is no space. Amazingly some people are actually able to use buses, walk, or cycle. Mind you, if the station re-opens there probably won't be any bike racks! Tom Thumb
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6:21pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.
Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police. Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature? http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 191763.Gay_couple_re fused_treatment_at_b eauty_salon/?ref=mr
Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.
Homophobia, now permissible when there is a cafe close by according to your logic.
You have sunk to a level of gibberish now and although normally you have a reasonable amount of substance to your arguments, to which I often agree, you are scraping the barrel now. I am certainly not as accused.
Your defence of homophobic acts clearly shows otherwise. Petty insults too. Oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This is fantastic news and I hope that we have Police patrolling to prevent the usual Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars and vagabonds from hogging the entrance so that it will be a joyous occasion to use the same.[/p][/quote]Why don't you just take the Ticket Touts, terrible musicians and beggars to a cafe across the road and discuss your issues instead of involving the police. Or does your tolerance only extend to those people commiting crimes of a homophobic and discriminatory nature? http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 191763.Gay_couple_re fused_treatment_at_b eauty_salon/?ref=mr[/p][/quote]Because there is not a cafe across the road unlike the Belgium Cafe Opposite the premises you refer to. Your childish attempt to relate each story to an earlier posting of mine is laughable. Different circumstances in any event.[/p][/quote]Homophobia, now permissible when there is a cafe close by according to your logic.[/p][/quote]You have sunk to a level of gibberish now and although normally you have a reasonable amount of substance to your arguments, to which I often agree, you are scraping the barrel now. I am certainly not as accused.[/p][/quote]Your defence of homophobic acts clearly shows otherwise. Petty insults too. Oh dear. Alan_1976
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9:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Tom Thumb wrote:
myopinioncounts wrote:
When did they moved the Boundary? Lea Bridge Road Station is in Leyton not Walthamstow. Will there be plenty of parking?
Who on earth would want to park their car there to go to Stratford?

Get real.

In any case there is no space.

Amazingly some people are actually able to use buses, walk, or cycle.

Mind you, if the station re-opens there probably won't be any bike racks!
Boris is planning to extend his bike system East. These bicycles will be in great demand around Leyton.
[quote][p][bold]Tom Thumb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: When did they moved the Boundary? Lea Bridge Road Station is in Leyton not Walthamstow. Will there be plenty of parking?[/p][/quote]Who on earth would want to park their car there to go to Stratford? Get real. In any case there is no space. Amazingly some people are actually able to use buses, walk, or cycle. Mind you, if the station re-opens there probably won't be any bike racks![/p][/quote]Boris is planning to extend his bike system East. These bicycles will be in great demand around Leyton. Cornbeefur
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8:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

GlennW says...

bullyboy wrote:
good news wont be long before we can catch at train from walthamstow central to stratford also tfl bidding for anglia rail franchise later this year looks like a done deal
Err no, the current scheme is only for reopening Lea Bridge station during the 2014-2019 Control Period. Also funded for the same period is a TfL scheme to to increase all stations trains between Stratford and Brimsdown to one every 15 minutes. This will require an extra track along at least part of the Lea Valley Line but Network Rail have yet to decide how long the extra line will need to be.

There is no mention in Network Rail's plan of reinstating the Hall Farm Curve to allow trains off the Chingford Line to run to Stratford. The earliest that could now happen would be after 2020. If anyone wants to object to the exclusion of Hall Farm Curve from Network Rail's plans you need to complain to the Office of Rail Regulation by 19 February.

TfL are lobbying the Department for Transport to be given the power to specify services on the West Anglia inner suburban services (Chingford, Enfield Town and Hertford East) as well as Southeastern inner suburbans when the Greater Anglia and Southeastern franchises come up for renewal but the Department is said to be not keen on the idea.
[quote][p][bold]bullyboy[/bold] wrote: good news wont be long before we can catch at train from walthamstow central to stratford also tfl bidding for anglia rail franchise later this year looks like a done deal[/p][/quote]Err no, the current scheme is only for reopening Lea Bridge station during the 2014-2019 Control Period. Also funded for the same period is a TfL scheme to to increase all stations trains between Stratford and Brimsdown to one every 15 minutes. This will require an extra track along at least part of the Lea Valley Line but Network Rail have yet to decide how long the extra line will need to be. There is no mention in Network Rail's plan of reinstating the Hall Farm Curve to allow trains off the Chingford Line to run to Stratford. The earliest that could now happen would be after 2020. If anyone wants to object to the exclusion of Hall Farm Curve from Network Rail's plans you need to complain to the Office of Rail Regulation by 19 February. TfL are lobbying the Department for Transport to be given the power to specify services on the West Anglia inner suburban services (Chingford, Enfield Town and Hertford East) as well as Southeastern inner suburbans when the Greater Anglia and Southeastern franchises come up for renewal but the Department is said to be not keen on the idea. GlennW
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9:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

myopinioncounts says...

How many of Boris's bikes are already being ridden around Europe?
How many of Boris's bikes are already being ridden around Europe? myopinioncounts
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