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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