A decision with regards to Lea Bridge has been postponed. A meeting was due to be held on 22nd January. Lea Bridge was one of the railway stations that was funded under the DfT’s New Stations Fund. Funding will only be provided if the railway station opens by December 2015.
Further investigation into the story reveals that the most likely reason for the postponement was because three rail freight operators have raised objections. It is understood that Network Rail are in discussion to resolve the objections with timescales for the reopening of the station likely to be firmed up during Spring 2015.