Friday, 18 July 2014

Delay of a year in re-opening Lea Bridge Station

Dear Councillors
Following the response from Masood (for which thanks) I would urge those of you on the Cabinet to support the extra expenditure now declared as necessary to reopen our station.
Many thanks,
Claire Weiss
E10 7AR

Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone on O2

From: Cllr Masood Ahmad <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:03:02 +0000
Subject: Fwd: ME 054/07/2014 - FW: Lea Bridge railway station re-opening

Dear Claire
I am forwarding you the reply I received from the council. 
I hope this will answer your questions. 
Best Regards
Cllr M Ahmad

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Begin forwarded message:
From: Neil Bullen <>
Date: 15 July 2014 15:35:42 BST
To: Cllr Enquiries <>
Cc: Sandra Abraham <>, Cllr Masood Ahmad <>
Subject: RE: ME 054/07/2014 - FW: Lea Bridge railway station re-opening
Dear Councillor Ahmad

The Council is working with Network Rail and the train operator, Abellio Greater Anglia, to secure the reopening of Lea Bridge Station at the earliest possible time.  The main reason for slippage in the programme is that the project cost has risen substantially.  A report is being considered by Cabinet this evening 15 July to seek approval for additional funding to ensure that the full cost of the project can be met.  Following the Cabinet decision, we propose to enter into a legal agreement with Network Rail to allow the main contractor to be appointed to construct the works.

An additional delay has occurred because of the discovery of two patches of Japanese Knotweed on the existing platform which will have to be excavated during track possessions.  The main works are programmed to start on site in January and the station will be open to passengers at the latest in December 2015.



Neil Bullen
Manager Transport Planning
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Sycamore House
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
London E17 4JF

Tel:  020 8496 6779

From: Cllr Enquiries
Sent: 14 July 2014 17:44
To: Neil Bullen
Cc: Sandra Abraham; Cllr Masood Ahmad; Cllr Enquiries
Subject: ME 054/07/2014 - FW: Lea Bridge railway station re-opening

ME 054/07/2014

Dear Neill

Please see the email below from Cllr Ahmad, in turn from Claire Weiss about the Lea Bridge Station.  She asks why the project has supposedly been delayed until December 2015?


Kevin Madden
Councillor Services Assistant
Governance Directorate
LB Waltham Forest
Town Hall, Room 108
Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 4JF

From: Masood []
Sent: 12 July 2014 09:10
To: Cllr Enquiries
Subject: Fwd: Lea Bridge railway station re-opening

Can we have answer please?
Cllr M Ahmad 

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Begin forwarded message:
From: Claire Weiss <>
Date: 12 July 2014 08:26:19 BST
To: cllr masood ahmad <>, "" <>
Cc: save marsh group <>
Subject: Lea Bridge railway station re-opening
Dear Masood,

I have read in Stella Creasey's MP Newsletter today that the re-opening of Lea Bridge railway station is now delayed until December 2015. That is almost two years later than the original date we were promised at a Lea Bridge Community Ward Forum meeting back in 2013.
I recall that this project featured in your recent election manifesto as one of your achievements. Do you have any news about the reason(s) for the unbelievable delay? How can we get it reduced?

Claire Weiss

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