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Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby Train approaching » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:49 pm

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.
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby The Planner » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:57 am

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.
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby Train approaching » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:59 pm

Is that as in should have been but wasn't? Is there any indication (approx) when it might open?
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby pbinnersley » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:49 pm

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.
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby Mike Stone » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am

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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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?
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby The Planner » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:38 am

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.
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby Train approaching » Mon Dec 4, 2017 7:52 pm

Looks as if it's a February opening now. Station is ready, but apparently there are no trains to serve it!
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby JRB » Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:53 am

Railway ready, but station building hardly adequate yet.
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby Train approaching » Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:59 am

Thanks. Council is blaming DfT for not ensuring new franchise has enough trains to start the service!
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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:31 am

Let's not worry about politics, this thread is already pushing the limits for "signalling".

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Re: Kenilworth due to open on 10 December

Unread postby Mike Stone » Wed Dec 6, 2017 9:39 pm

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 postby pbinnersley » Thu Dec 7, 2017 10:29 pm

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.

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