26th Feb, 2020

Arrival of first train at Kenilworth Station still a mystery

Ian Hughes 7th Mar, 2018

THE ARRIVAL of the first train at the new Kenilworth station remains a mystery.

The first train was expected at the town’s new £13.6million station last December, but just days before the scheduled opening the Department for Transport (DfT) said no train or drivers would be available until February to operate a service on the line running between Leamington and Coventry.

But the DfT – which contributed £5million to the total cost of the project, with the remainder provided by local transport bodies and Warwickshire County Council – failed to deliver an opening date last month.

It has left both council chiefs and commuters frustrated.

A county council spokesperson said: “We are working with our partners in the rail industry to finalise the opening date for Kenilworth station, and beginning of services at the station. We hope to confirm this date as soon as possible.”

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