Kenilworth residents are being invited to a public exhibition next week (23rd, 24th& 25th October) so they can find out more about plans for the town’s new rail station – and have their say on the design.
The exhibition will be held at Kenilworth Library on Smalley Place between 10am – 8pm on Thursday 23rd, 10am – 4pm on Friday 24th and 10am – 12.30pm on Saturday 25th October.
The new station will be built on Priory Road in Kenilworth and there are three proposed design concepts for the station building. The public exhibition will give residents the chance to say which design is their favourite and find out more information about the project.
Cllr Peter Butlin, Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning at Warwickshire County Council, said: “I encourage anyone who has an interest in the new Kenilworth Rail Station to come to the exhibition and see these exciting proposals, find out more and play a part in influencing the design of this important transport facility for the town.
“The construction of the station and the resulting new train service will not only improve local public transport but will also provide a link to rail services beyond the Coventry and Warwickshire sub-region, giving improved access to the economies of London and Birmingham while boosting our own local economy and tourism.”
Earlier this month, a test train was chartered along the route from Leamington Spa to Coventry to make sure the planned running times for the brand new rail service for Kenilworth are on track.
The Department for Transport (DfT)’s New Station Fund is contributing £5 million to the total £12 million cost of the Kenilworth Rail Station project, with the remainder of the funding being provided by local transport bodies and Warwickshire County Council.
Construction work on the new rail station, which will be located on the site of the former station, will begin in summer next year and, when built, it will be served by the new local train service between Leamington Spa and Coventry.