Students visit Kenilworth Station site after foundations laid for station and platform

Warwick University students at the Kenilworth Station site
Warwick University students at the Kenilworth Station site

Students from Warwick University visited the site of Kenilworth Station last week after the foundations were laid for the station and platform to be built upon.

60 civil engineering students attended the site on Tuesday March 14, and saw the new the station and platform foundations and the sewer diversion.

Over the afternoon two groups were provided with a presentation from Jodie Clarke of SLC Rail about the design, facilities and destinations of the new station before walking around the site with Eunan O’Kane and Gary Burt from Graham Construction, the contractors who are building the station.

After the tour, Dr Gary Fowmers at the School of Engineering for the University of Warwick said: “The School of Engineering would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the staff at the site for providing the opportunity for our students to attend their Kenilworth Station project.

“These practical site visits are invaluable for the students to see theory being put into practice, and this project was of particular benefit as it introduced some of the logistical challenges of working in a residential area and the importance of working with multiple stakeholders, especially the local community.”

The station is expected to be operational for passengers in December this year after several delays to the project.