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Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:49 pm
by Train approaching
With the new station due to open next month, does anyone know how far the new signalling and track work has progressed at Leamington Spa? I gather that there is still a lot of work to be carried out on Kenilworth station itself.

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:57 am
by The Planner
Station won't open on the 10th from what I have heard, too much to do at the station itself. Track slew and Foundry Wood Jn at Leamington should have been completed over the last weekend in October.

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:59 pm
by Train approaching
Is that as in should have been but wasn't? Is there any indication (approx) when it might open?

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:49 pm
by pbinnersley
The track slew at Kenilworth was completed on the weekend of 28/29th September and the replacement CB 6505 commissioned (the original was in the way of the slewed line). I don't know if anything was done at Foundry Wood junction.

The station building is just a windowless shell so I wouldn't expect it to open any time soon.

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am
by Mike Stone
There is an all line block at Leamington today - no engineers trains shown on the maps which suggests either signalling work( or nothing happening).
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http://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/n ... -1-8207176
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I notice that the instruction in the train planning rules about not planning passenger trains to cross in Kenilworth loop has disappeared - was that for signalling reasons or just to remove the possibility of passengers attempting to alight?

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:38 am
by The Planner
Never understood what it was for. There was always an issue with the overlap overlapping an opposite overlap at the Leamington end of the loop meaning a down train had to be held way back when putting one in the loop. The station works are going to eradicate that.

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 4, 2017 7:52 pm
by Train approaching
Looks as if it's a February opening now. Station is ready, but apparently there are no trains to serve it!

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:53 am
by JRB
Railway ready, but station building hardly adequate yet.

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:59 am
by Train approaching
Thanks. Council is blaming DfT for not ensuring new franchise has enough trains to start the service!

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:31 am
by John Hinson
Let's not worry about politics, this thread is already pushing the limits for "signalling".

John

Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 9:39 pm
by Mike Stone
LN123 from the bay at Leamington now has a theatre indicator, as does LN125 on the same bracket for down departures from the up platform. I was on the wrong side so couldn't actually say Foundry Wood trailing crossover has been commisioned, or how/if it is signalled for movements the other way.
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 7, 2017 10:29 pm
by pbinnersley
Trial running/Route Learning started yesterday (6th Dec). According to Real Time Trains they are using platform 4 at Leamington so I presume the crossover has been commissioned.

Peter.