Station Name: LEA BRIDGE


[Source: Nick Catford]


Lea Bridge Station Gallery 5: January 2008 - January 2016


By January 2008 vegetation is taking over not only the platforms but the footbridge as well. The line through Lea Bridge was electrified to accommodate the service to Stansted Airport
which started in 2005.
Photo by Nick Catford


Looking north from the footbridge in January 2008. The Leyton Relief Road (Argall Way) is seen on the right. The derelict parcels depot and the steel works were demolished in the 1990s to make
way for this road.
Photo by Nick Catford


Looking south at Lea Bridge station in July 2008. The buildings on the right are on the site of one of the stands of the Lea Bridge Stadium.
Photo by Nick Catford

Looking south from the down platform at Lea Bridge station in January 2008. The back wall of the platform shelter is seen on the right.
Photo by Nick Catford

Compare this January 2008 view of the street level shelter with that taken in January 1986 from a similar view point. The building has provided shelter for a number of homeless people although nobody was in residence during my visit.
Photo by Nick Catford

Lea Bridge station looking north in January 2008.
Photo by Nick Catford


In March 2015 work has yet to start on building the new Lea Bridge station although the street level shelter has been demolished. A Yeoman MRL train is passing Lea Bridge station en route from Harlow Mill to Acton Yard. Mendip Rail empty stone wagons are regularly seen on this line. Objections raised by three freight operators who use the line delayed work starting on the new station by two years. Three months later in June 2015 work is underway clearing the site prior to building the new station. The abandoned freight link between Temple Mills and Lea Bridge sidings is seen in the foreground.
Photo by FP Ormerod from his Flickr photostream



Three months later in June 2015 work is underway clearing the site prior to building the new station. The abandoned freight link between Temple Mills and Lea Bridge sidings is seen in the foreground
Photo by FP Ormerod from his Flickr photostream

Looking north from Lea Bridge Road in June 2015. The new station entrance will be in the fenced off area on the right.
Photo by FP Ormerod from his Flickr photostream


Site clearance is underway at Lea Bridge station in June 2015. The original stairs to the up platform have been demolished in the foreground. Those to the down platform are still in place at this time.
Photo by FP Ormerod from his Flickr photostream


The new station entrance and concourse in January 2016. The original platforms have been retained, but resurfaced and shortened.
Photo by FP Ormerod from his Flickr photostream

Click here for Lea Bridge Station Gallery 6:
Reopening 15/16 May 2016

 

 

 

[Source: Nick Catford]



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