Station Name: LEA BRIDGE


[Source: Nick Catford]

Lea Bridge Station Gallery 3: July 1975 - 1984



While the up platform shelter was demolished in the 1960s the down shelter was retained and is seen in July 1975 largely unaltered from GER days apart from the addition of a valance on the canopy. The sign on the bridge abutment says 'Cross the line by the footbridge only'.
Photo by Alan Young


Looking south from the up platform in February 1984. The down platform shelter has now been demolished with only the back wall remaining. The ‘bus shelter’ on the up platform has also been removed; the only shelter now is at street level. The blue totem signs have been replaced with white BR Corporate Identity signage, although the blue running-in boards remain. The sign inviting people to cross the track by the footbridge has been removed.
Photo by Alan Young

Lea Bridge up platform seen from the north end of the down platform in February 1984. The parcels depot closed in the latter half of the 1970s and after less than ten years of disuse is already suffering bad vandalism with most of the windows on the upper floor broken. With the station now unstaffed access to the depot from the platform is easy. The high-level bridge from the station building is still in place although presumably access along it is blocked.
Photo by Alan Young

Looking north from the footbridge as a Cravens Class 105 DMU pulls into the up platform with a Stratford service. A sole passenger waits to board the train – that is one more than usual! In its final years on a Saturday it was not uncommon for a train crew on a shift with four shuttle services between Tottenham Hale and Stratford not to carry a single passenger.
Photo by Alan Young


A Brush Type 4 or Class 47 diesel is seen running light through the down platform at Lea Bridge in 1984. All is not what it seems, however, as the loco is not showing a headlamp at the near end so must be running 'wrong line' or in the process of reversing. There was an apparently well used crossover just behind the locomotive.
Photo by Brian Gronland


Looking north from Lea Bridge station footbridge in 1984. The industrial units on the left stand on the site of the Lea Bridge Stadium, part of which survived into the 1970s.
Photo by Brian Gronland

Although BR Eastern Region blue totem signs were removed in the latter half of the 1970s, the running-in boards and other blue signage survived until 1984, the year of this photo. This sign directs people to the down platform, although by this time passengers intending to travel to Broxbourne or Hertford East would need to change at Tottenham Hale.
Photo by Brian Gronland


Looking south at Lea Bridge station in November 1984.
Photo by Nick Catford


Lea Bridge up platform and the derelict parcels depot are seen from the overgrown north end of the down platform in November 1984. The gantry is in Powers & Deane Ransome's Co. Lea Bridge Steelworks which remained at Lea Bridge until 1995.
Photo by Nick Catford


The utilitarian structure that replaced the original road level entrance building is little more than an open shelter. The bridge to the former parcels depot is part-way across. (November 1984).
Photo by Nick Catford

Looking north from Lea Bridge footbridge in November 1984.
Photo by Nick Catford


In its last few years a two-car shuttle between Stratford and Tottenham Hale was the only service calling at Lea Bridge station. On this occasion in 1984 two passengers have left the train.
Photo from Jim Lake collection

Click here for Lea Bridge Station Gallery 4:
Last Day - January 1986


 

 

 

[Source: Nick Catford]



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