The opening ceremony at Lea Bridge station on 16 May 2016 included a number of speeches. Jamie Burles, Managing Director of Abellio Greater Anglia said: ‘The reopening of Lea Bridge Station will make our rail network more accessible and convenient to thousands of existing and potential rail passengers. The development of the station has been a great partnership project between the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Abellio Greater Anglia, Network Rail and the Department for Transport. With half-hourly services, seven days a week, in both directions to Stratford and Tottenham Hale, the new station enables local residents to have easy access to rail journeys into and across central London and beyond; up the West Anglia route to Stansted Airport and Cambridge; up the Great Eastern Main Line to Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich; and, of course, to Stratford International rail station for Eurostar services to France and Belgium. We hope the station will prove to be a great success.'
Photo by Nick Catford