I have been posting about this issue since 2009. The link between Walthamstow central and Queen's road stations feels so close but yet so far!!
The background to the link can be found here and should have been instituted in 1996! Following a high court order in 2009 it was all go again on the link but delays persisted. In 2013 a new ramp was built from Queen's road station to Edison close. The new development at Walthamstow central also cited opening the link as a major plus when considering the development.
So where are we now. The development at Walthamstow central is nearing completion (at least the first phase). What is happening with the link? I have been in contact with Tobias Newland - transport planner at the council who has updated me on the following:
1. Unfortunately it is now looking as though the new station entrance at Walthamstow Queen’s Road will not be able to open next week as a potential defect has been discovered on the new ramp leading up to the new entrance on Exeter Road. This is currently being addressed by the developer.
2. Work has begun on cleaning up the path at the end of Edison Close that will form the route through to Walthamstow Central station. A new pavement that will link Edison Close with the rear entrance of Walthamstow Central Station is also in the process of being constructed by a developer.
3. Transfer of ownership of the new ramp at Queen's road has to occur, which is being negotiated.