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Leamington train station gets an upgrade

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Work starts this month on a near £2m redevelopment of Leamington Spa station forecourt, which is due to be ready in time to welcome thousands of Commonwealth Games visitors in July.

The renewal and refurbishment of the station entrance and pedestrian underpass will promote active travel and sustainable transport options, making it easier for train users to start and complete their journey on foot, cycle or by bus and taxi.

 

The improvements being made to the station forecourt and underpass include:

  • An upgraded pedestrian underpass with energy efficient lighting, fresh paintwork and the installation of new artwork.
  • Enlarged and upgraded public spaces and new seating areas.
  • Better links within the station forecourt area for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Resurfacing and renewal of the station forecourt car park.
  • Improved bus connectivity, with dedicated bus bays and widened access to bus stops on Old Warwick Road.  

 

Amongst other enhancement projects in progress are:

  • A secure cycle hub facility near to the station’s main entrance.
  • New, improved wayfinding signage at the station as part of a wider town scheme.

 

Councillor Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council, said: 

“Our beautiful station is getting the investment it needs to become an integrated transport hub, making it easier for us all to get around, using public transport and other modes of active travel. What a wonderful Commonwealth Games legacy that will be, one that we’ll be building upon as we take forward wider plans for the regeneration of Royal Leamington Spa.”

 

Eleni Jordan, Commercial & Customer Strategy Director at Chiltern Railways, added:

“We are delighted to be working with our partners to deliver these exciting improvements that will enhance Leamington Spa station. This project will make the station an even better place for visitors and regular customers to use, both during the Commonwealth Games and afterwards. 

“Chiltern Railways is working with partners across the region to play our part in delivering a successful Commonwealth Games, and this project at Leamington Spa station forecourt and in the underpass will be an enduring improvement that these Games bring to the town and to our customers.”

 

For further information and to keep up with the project, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/leamingtonstation

 

Written by: David Watkins

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