A station to make Hackneyites chuff-chuffed

LeaBridgeStation: off Lea Bridge Rd Walthamstow London E10 050716 © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

THIS IS the station that perished 31 years ago for lack of public interest and this year reopened after revived interest.

You won’t find it on the invaluable London Connections railways map given away free at stations.

But you will find it at Argall Road’s junction with Lea Bridge Road. And with the help of the loving Dalston photograph — at the end of this report — of the map on a noticeboard at the station.

LeaBridgeStation: off Lea Bridge Rd Walthamstow London E10 050716 © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com
Lea Bridge Station: off busy Lea Bridge Road
Lea Bridge station opened first in 1840 and closed in July 1985.

Local activists are hailing the re-opening as the result of their campaigning over many years.  They should perhaps be cautious in their rejoicing at the return of what in the 1980s was London’s least-used station.

The official guest who re-opened Lea Bridge station was railways minister Claire Perry.

She quit the Conservative Government yesterday 150716. Not a great omen for a station that is still little known.

David Altheer 160716

* Backstory: Dalston’s transport hub disasterMaps find their way out of Hackney library

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Locator: look carefully to NW of Stratford station
Locator: look carefully to NW of Stratford station

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