The opening ceremony at Lea Bridge station on 16 May 2016 included a number of speeches. Councillor Chris Robbins, Leader of Waltham Forest Council said: ‘We are very excited to be reopening Lea Bridge Station after 31 years, not just for people already living in the Leyton area, but for the businesses nearby and investors who are interested in this part of our borough. There’s huge scope for growth in Leyton and Lea Bridge and we’re already working on a masterplan to look at how we can unlock its potential. The station forms a central part of our vision which will include a mix of desperately needed housing, retail and leisure space, and employment opportunities. We’re already in talks with investors and are in a position where we can choose the kind of investment and projects we think are best for our borough and residents – it’s really exciting.'
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