Friday, 20 May 2016

London's Lea Bridge Station Reopens After 30 Years

UK Railway Station News


Since lying disused since 1985, Lea Bridge railway station reopened for business once again on the 16 May 2016.  Now passengers travelling to Stratford or Tottenham Hale can reach their destination in five minutes


After lying disused since 1985, Lea Bridge railway station in East London has reopened (16 May 2016) enabling passengers to reach either Stratford or Tottenham Hale in five minutes, with northbound services continuing on to Bishops Stortford.


 
The newly-opened railway station will provide passengers short travel times, compared to the journeys currently undertaken by bus which takes around 40 minutes.

Abellio Greater Anglia, who operate a number of train services across London and the South-East, will run the services at Lea Bridge station.

The original station was opened on the 15th September 1840 by the Northern and Eastern Railway as Lea Bridge Road and constructed in the Italianate style designed by Sancton Wood.

The station originally featured a bell turret complete with bell that rang out when a train was due.

The station building was demolished around 1976 when the station became an unstaffed halt.  The last train was formed of a two-car Craven Class 105 DMU.




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Merchant Navy Class Locomotive Nameplate Unveiling Event at G&WSR Railway

Heritage Railway News


Steam locomotive, 35006 'Peninsular & Oriental S.N.Co', formerly a workhorse of the Southern Railway, recently starred in naming ceremony at the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway, hosted by pop icon, Pete Waterman.


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Nearly 500 people recently attended the unveiling of the former Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class Pacific locomotive, 35006 'Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co', at Toddington, home of the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway following an immense years-long overhaul providing a glimpse of times past and a bygone era.



 
John McMillan, P&O Locomotive Society chairman, opened the day's proceedings and GWSR's president, celebrity and record producer, Pete Waterman, unveiled the locomotive's nameplate.

One of 30 engines of the class to built, all named after shipping lines that used Southampton Docks, 35006 was salvaged from Dai Woodham's scrapyard in Wales, where she had stood rusting away since her withdrawal in the 1960's, and brought to the GWSR - then in its infancy - in 1983.



Former Southern Railway steam locomotive 35006 seen slowly rusting away in Dai Woodham's scrapyard in Wales.  Fortunately it was eventually rescued and restored and is now doing what it was built to do
35006 in Dai Woodham's scrapyard 




David Brown, a locomotive fireman in the 1960's based at Yeovil, worked P&O's final journey on a mail train from Yeovil to Eastleigh, then returned it to its home depot of Salisbury.

The locomotive will make its public debut at the Cotswold Festival of Steam at the GWSR from 28th to 30th May.

Full details are available on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway website.



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UK Railways - Trains at Gravesend March 2014 Video
UK Railways - Class 321 and 319 EMUs at Northampton 1999
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UK Railways - Trains at Basingstoke Station 12 August 2013
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UK Railways - Freight Trains Through Northampton May 2013
UK Railways - Virgin Pendolinos Through Bletchley May 2013
UK Railways - Class 350 Desiro EMU Trains at Northampton May 2013
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UK Railways - Class 350 'London Midland' EMU's at Wolverton 2013 Video
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UK Railways - Class 321 418 Silverlink EMU at Wolverton
UK Railways - Class 60 015 Diesel Locomotive approaches Wolverton
UK Railways - Virgin Pendolino Class 390 041 EMU at Rugby Video





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