Kenilworth Rail Station goes above ground

Kenilworth Rail Station is beginning to take shape as a new aerial photograph shows. The photograph of the site of the forthcoming Station reveals the building work visible above the ground as the project enters a new phase.

The site of the station, which is also shown here when it was previously occupied by a builder’s merchants, now has various elements of the forthcoming station visible.

The key indicates where these are on the picture and the description follows.

1. Platform foundation
2. Station building foundation
3. This is the launch pit for the Severn Trent Water sewer diversion tunnelling under the existing bridge
4. The lorry is delivering the beams for the platforms
5. The sheet piling in the picture shows the reception point for tunnelling under the bridge
6. In the top corner of the picture is the tanyard stream diversion.

aerial May 2017

Monica Fogarty, Joint Managing Director of Warwickshire County Council, said: “The county council and all the partners involved in this scheme were extremely excited when the building work commenced last year 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 onwards 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.”

‘We are working closely with the Contractor to progress the works and look forward to opening the station to the public.’ Jodie Clarke, Project Manager, SLC Rail.

Graham Hyde of ASK (A Station for Kenilworth), said: “It’s fascinating to see the progress being made from this perspective as it’s not always so clear from ground level when peeping over the side of the bridge.

“While the latest photo doesn’t show all the works that have happened underground, you can clearly see the foundations for the over-bridge and platform. That means we’re up to ground level so things will start to feel a bit more real.”

The county council is inviting readers to share any thoughts that they may have on the forthcoming station as it celebrates the milestone of work being visible. Follow the hashtag #kenilworthstation and post your thoughts online. Updates on the station can be sent automatically to devices by visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk and signing up to Kenilworth Station updates.

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