A £12m building project to bring a disused train station back into use could begin this month.

Work to get Lea Bridge station in Leyton fully operational after thirty years ago will begin on January 26, if an agreement is signed off by the leader of Waltham Forest council, Chris Robbins.

If permission is granted, the authority will enter into a legal agreement with Network Rail for the construction phase of the project.

Rail campaigners have been calling for the station to be re-opened for many years.

Their call has been supported by MPs and councillors.

A report to cabinet says the station is a "key transport project" for Waltham Forest.

The line will serve Stratford and many believe it will boost the local economy.

If work is carried out to the proposed schedule it will be opened to passengers in December 2015.

The total estimated cost of the project is £11,651,809.