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The latest news about the Kenilworth Rail Station project 
Spring 2015

Kenilworth Rail Station // Newsletter 

Spring 2015

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Kenilworth Rail Station project e-newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments. The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a £4.9 million grant to Warwickshire County Council to build the new station. It is part of a major rail enhancement scheme designed to encourage economic regeneration between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa. You can also read project news and information at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/kenilworthstation. 
Transport Secretary visits site of new rail station
Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, visited the site of the new rail station on Monday 23 February. The Minister was given a tour of the site and was told about the project to construct the new station.
A new rail passenger service from Coventry to Leamington will mean that Kenilworth passengers will be able to access a wide number of destinations with just one change.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "Projects like the new station at Kenilworth make a real difference to passengers. They connect communities, attract visitors and secure economic growth. I am looking forward to this work getting under way."   
The new station site at Priory Road was originally used as a railway station from 1844 to 1965.
 
Temporary closure of Public Right of Way 
The public right of way footpath that crosses the railway line between Farmer Ward Road and Priory Road needs to be temporarily closed for 20 days from Tuesday 7 April until Tuesday 27 April whilst essential demolition works adjacent to the path are completed on the rail station site. Warwickshire County Council has been granted permission to close the footpath for these works to ensure the safety of pedestrians and apologises for any inconvenience caused. The footpath will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so and the aim is to keep disruption to a minimum. A suggested diversion route for pedestrians during the closure is Priory Road, Whateley's Drive, Spring Lane, Whitemoor Road and Farmer Ward Road (and vice versa). A diversion map will be posted here and on the site noticeboard.   
Bringing back pieces of history at Kenilworth
Two original stained glass windows and a Kenilworth rail station sign salvaged from the town's former station have been donated to Warwickshire County Council with the aim of including them in the new station design. The historic pieces were rescued and kept safe after they were saved from the demolition of the original station in the 1980s. Graham Hyde, a campaigner for the return of the station, rescued a metre-long window panel after it was taken to Leamington's Re-useful Centre last year, while another original stained glass window has been donated by Alan Law and his family, who live in Kenilworth. An original sign from the station, pictured above, has kindly been donated by Kenilworth Rugby Club. Designers are now working on incorporating them as features in the new station design.  
Demolition progress on the station site so far...
Four of the five buildings that were left on the site of the new station when Warwickshire County Council took possession of the site in February have now been demolished. The original blue brick station building was demolished last week (week commencing 23 March) and the final building - the former Buildbase shop - will be demolished in the week following 7 April, when the public right of way will be closed to enable this to happen safely.   
New information notice board on Priory Road 
A public notice board has now been erected outside the station site to keep people up-to-date with the latest developments. The notice board is located at the Priory Road entrance to the public right of way footpath and will contain the latest Kenilworth Rail Station newsletter, information about what is happening on site, important notifications, and details of how people can keep up-to-date via email, the Kenilworth Station website, social media and contact the Kenilworth Rail Station Project Manager. 
Kenilworth Rail Station // online updates

Keep up-to-date with the latest Kenilworth Rail Station project news and information at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/kenilworthstation.

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