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CLUA-Introduction

Chingford Line Users' Association (CLUA) is the local rail user group affiliated to Railfuture which exists to help improve train services between Chingford through Walthamstow and London Liverpool Street, and between the Lea Valley line and Stratford.  

We also have a long-term campaign to provide a direct Chingford-Walthamstow-Stratford rail link, by reopening the Hall Farm Curve. Go to CLUA-Hall Farm Curve for more information.

Our parallel campaign to reopen Lea Bridge station began to really take off in 2011. Download newsletter article here.

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►Disused Lea Bridge station, which will be re-opened◀

First, some encouraging news from Waltham Forest Council on 29 January 2013.

On 26 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed Lea Bridge as one of just three stations in the country to benefit from the £20m New Stations Fund. Read more about the new stations fund launch in late-January, new stations fund bids in mid-March, and the Transport Secretary's Commons statement in late-March.

On 15 May 2013 the Department for Transport finally confirmed the funding for Lea Bridge station, now planned to re-open by the end of 2015 - 30 years after closure in July 1985. Read the DfT press release and the local press coverage.

On 10 July 2015 new Transport Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon visited the site to mark the start of works and confirm Spring 2016 as the opening date. Read more from the DfT: Lea Bridge works start, an articles in July: station campaign success and August: London station to re-open.

See February 2016 article: Lea Bridge station re-opening draws near

STOP PRESS: Reopening confirmed for May 2016 timetable change.
See Railfuture's press release.
Also Network Rail's press release and news feature.

We also want to see changes to achieve a regular all-day/every-day four trains per hour clock-face service for the Lower Lea Valley line, as well as ensure that Lea Bridge Station is reopened. Go to CLUA-JRC Report, a report made possible with a grant from Railfuture's Fighting Fund, for more information.

You can contact CLUA to help our campaign by emailing roger.gillham at geo2.poptel.org.uk or telephoning him on 0845 456 4977.


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