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Lea Bridge Station reopens after 30 years amid carnival atmosphere to kick start regeneration project

Lea Bridge Station has reopened after 30 years amid a carnival atmosphere to kick start a regeneration project in the area.

After closing over 30 years ago, Lea Bridge Station reopened with its first full day of services this morning.

Lea Bridge Station reopens to kick start regeneration. Credit: @nickthatcher

The event was part regeneration plans in the area, the station is expected to service more than 350,000 passengers a year by 2031.

Lea Bridge Station reopens to kick start regeneration. Credit: @nickthatcher

The station will provide direct links to Stratford and Tottenham Hale and journey times of just five minutes in both directions.

Lea Bridge Station reopens to kick start regeneration. Credit: @nickthatcher

The scheme is being led by Waltham Forest Council and is funded with a mixture of £5.3million in Council capital funding, £1.1million from the Department for Transport's New Stations Fund and £5.5million from Section 106 contribution.

Lea Bridge Station reopens to kick start regeneration. Credit: @nickthatcher

Chris Robbins, Leader of Waltham Forest Council and Claire Perry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, were on the 9.57am train from Tottenham Hale.