Kenilworth station building work steams ahead - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth station building work steams ahead

Leamington Editorial 30th May, 2017   0

A BIRD’S eye view shows how work on Kenilworth railway station is progressing.

The site of the new £12million station – previously a builder’s merchants – now has signs of recognisable building work, including platform foundation (1); station building foundation (2); and the launch pit for the Severn Trent Water sewer diversion (3).

The photo shows a lorry delivering the beams for the platforms (4); while sheet piling in the picture shows the reception point for tunnelling under the bridge (5); and in the top corner is the tanyard stream diversion (6).

Monica Fogarty, joint managing director of Warwickshire County Council, said: “We are extremely excited at the prospect of Kenilworth having a station again.

“As the project enters a new phase, much of the work is now visible above the ground.

“There will be milestones coming thick and fast as we move towards the completion of the station and I hope that Kenilworth’s residents are anticipating the new station as keenly as all the partners involved.”

The Department for Transport’s New Station Fund is contributing £5million to the total cost of the

Kenilworth Station project, with the remainder of the funding being provided by local transport bodies and Warwickshire County Council.

The new station – replacing the town’s former station which closed in 1965 – will also include a ticket office, 90-space car park and cycle parking.

The station was originally set to open in August, but delays mainly due to signalling issues, have seen it put back to December.

The county council is inviting readers to share any thoughts they may have on the station. Use the hashtag #kenilworthstation and post your thoughts online.

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