Kenilworth Station, which is due to open later in the year, has taken some huge steps towards completion recently.
Earlier this month a major milestone in the construction of the new Kenilworth Station took place when the new footbridge and lift shafts were installed over a number of night shifts.
Works commenced during a track closure overnight earlier in the month when both staircases, bridge supports and bridge deck were installed as part of the main structure across the track.
A 500 tonne mobile crane unit was used to allow the contractor, GRAHAM Construction to manipulate and place the structure accurately within the confines of the platform footprint.
Over the next three nights, pre-cast concrete sections, making up the lift shafts construction, were installed in a pre-arranged sequence. During installation, an internal scaffold was also installed to allow engineers to secure each section as it was being installed before finally being topped off with steel framed canopies overnight.
The completion of this work marks a major success in the Kenilworth Station project.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Excitement is growing in Kenilworth as we are now seeing visible signs of the station after months of preparatory work. Having the bridge in is a real landmark and a visible sign that the station is on its way.”
Jonathan Browning, chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said this was a significant step towards the opening of Kenilworth Station.
He said: “The development of a new station in Kenilworth is eagerly anticipated and it is great to see these works taking place.
“The Local Growth Fund was set-up to give LEPs the opportunity to progress transport schemes which will improve connections with other towns and cities and tackle congestion on the area’s roads as well as improve economic activity.
“There is no doubt the opening of Kenilworth Station will be a major plus in Coventry and Warwickshire and the Local Growth Fund has helped make this possible.”