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Project Overview

Client Warwickshire County Council

Project Value TBC

Key Contact Jonathan Kerr

Expertise Civil Engineering

Sector Rail

Timeline March 2016 - April 2018

Location England - South and Midlands

Kenilworth Railway Station

Returning Kenilworth Railway Station to its former glory

Project summary

GRAHAM was instrumental in bridging a 50-year gap in train service provision following the reopening of Kenilworth Railway Station. The Warwickshire town’s station returned to its former glory at the end of April 2018 when it welcomed passengers for the first time since the mid-1960s.

The long-awaited multi-million pound transformation project now provides a new hourly train service – enabling connections at Coventry to and from the north of the County, Birmingham and London and also connections from Leamington Spa to London and the Thames Valley. As the principal contractor for the development, we were responsible for the design and construction of the new station building, platforms and a footbridge.

500 tonne

crane manipulated

April 2018

the build was completed

March 2016

the build commenced

The solution

We began construction of the complex development in 2016, which centred on the creation of a new station building including ticket office, passenger waiting room, toilets and a retail unit. Two new platforms also accommodate the train services, with both platforms fitted out with waiting shelters and ticket machines. The station’s footbridge, spanning 16m and weighing 13 tonnes, was carefully restored and refurnished as part of the works.

It was installed within an eight-hour weekend overnight possession. Featuring two staircases, bridge supports and a bridge deck across the track, the erection of the footbridge involved the manipulation of a 500-tonne crane to accurately place the structure within the confines of the platform footprint. An additional bridge, inclusive of lifts for improved accessibility, was also installed.

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"Now that the station is opening, it is time to celebrate the completion of a very complex project for the town of Kenilworth to celebrate that once again it has got a rail station. This will provide a real boon for the local economy, bringing visitors to the town and also giving Kenilworth residents the opportunity to travel across Warwickshire without having to get in the car"

Monica Fogarty Joint Managing Director of Warwickshire County Council

"Kenilworth Station is a fantastic addition to the rail network. It will provide local people with regular services to Coventry and Leamington Spa and connections with services across Britain"

Martin Frobisher Route Managing Director for Network Rail