Leamington Station improvements on track for Commonwealth Games - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Station improvements on track for Commonwealth Games

IMPROVEMENT work to Leamington station is on track says Warwick District Council (WDC).

Work starts this month on a near £2million redevelopment of Leamington station forecourt to be ready in time to welcome thousands of Commonwealth Games visitors in July.

The refurbishment of the station entrance and pedestrian underpass aims to promote sustainable transport options, making it easier for train users to start and complete their journey on foot, cycle or by bus and taxi.

The improvements include an upgraded pedestrian underpass with energy efficient lighting, fresh paintwork and new artwork, enlarged spaces, seating, a resurfaced car park and improved bus connectivity with dedicated bus bays and widened access to bus stops on Old Warwick Road.

Other enhancement projects in progress include a secure cycle hub facility near to the station’s main entrance and new way-finding signs at the station as part of a wider town scheme.

WDC leader Andrew Day said: “Our beautiful station is getting the investment it needs to become an integrated transport hub, making it easier for us all to get around, using public transport and other modes of active travel.

“What a wonderful Commonwealth Games legacy that will be, one that we’ll be building upon as we take forward wider plans for the regeneration of Royal Leamington Spa.”

Works are being funded by WDC, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and the government’s ‘Local Growth Fund’ through Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The project is being delivered by WCC, Network Rail and Chiltern Railways.

The Game’s Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls will be held at Leamington’s Victoria Park, and the start and finish of the cycling race at St Nicholas Park in Warwick.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/leamingtonstation for more information.

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