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.
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.
"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"