The pavements are a bit narrow at the moment and partly blocked with temporary barriers, due to structural defects, but the bridge is going to be widened and strengthened so that decent width footways and cycle lanes can be provided. A bike shed for the station is now being built in Argall Way. I don't know if they're relocating any bus stops but I suppose they might, there is so much changing on the whole length of Lea Bridge Road. But I guess there would still not be enough width on the bridge for a station plaza as well - the last thing you would want is crowds of people (and there may be crowds eventually) spilling out of a station gate on the bridge straight onto the A104. The Argall Way/Orient Way junction layout will also be simplified, converted from its present unusual layout into a more conventional crossroads.
I had a wander down to Lea Bridge station today. Decent amount of progress from the last time I went past on a train. Platforms are 8 carriages long – a passing train confirmed this! The platforms have nosing stones and lamp standards and shelters in place. I expect they will be surfaced shortly. The stairs, overbridge and lift towers are all built and certainly the bridge and stairs are usable. Hard to see what state the lifts are in but they look as if they are installed. The entrance is largely in place in terms of a long “Z” ramp for level access plus two shallow staircases. There isn’t much in terms of structure for the “ticket hall” yet but I dare say that will be one of the last bits. Didn’t have my camera so no snaps. The hoardings all have paintings and pictures done by local school children extolling the virtues of train travel and the new station.
I took some photos this afternoon of the new station as it nears completion. LBWF are also doing some roadworks to create what looks like a new cycle path along Argall Way. No sign of any bus stops or stands.
Hi there I am new to this forum, so please bear with me.
Does anyone have any update on work to 3/4 track part of the Lea Valley Line, to the North of Lea Bridge station.
I keep looking for info about the STAR project but can hardly find anything on the web.
Is it definitely going ahead and does it have a likely completion date.
Lea Bridge station reopening is a completely separate thing to the STAR project (though there is obviously some synergy between the two), because it could be served to the existing Stratford terminators and required no significant infrastructure works away from the station itself.
The proposed 3 / 4 tracking plan starts at Tottenham Hale - quite some distance away from Lea Bridge station and after the line from Clapton has joined the line from Stratford. At the moment it is still just a proposal though - IIRC the final details / financing / of the scheme have yet to be finalised, so it will be some time before workers will appear on the ground. Thus you are realistically looking at somewhere around 2020ish at the earliest before it could be up and running.