Kenilworth (KNW)

Kenilworth is the only intermediate stop on the line between Coventry and Leamington Spa.

Type: National Rail
(Coventry-Leamington Line)
Station code: KNW
Opened: 1844 (Closed 1965)
Re-opened: 2018
Platforms: 1
The station was opened by the London & Birmingham Railway in 1844 and later became part of the London North Western Railway. The station was closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts. However the line remained open though was singled in the early 1970s.

In 2008 proposals were announced to re-open the railway station and planning permission was granted in 2011. However funding was refused until 2013 when it was finally granted with the aim of opening the station in 2016. The opening date slipped a number of times but Kenilworth finally re-opened at the end of April 2018.

The re-opened station is completely new. It has a ticket hall in a new building based on the old one (parts of the old building did survive and were reused in a non-railway building nearby). Although the station has only a single platform it does have two footbridges! These give access across the railway line.
West Midlands Railway 153 364 departs for Leamington Spa

Original Kenilworth station, public domain image [1]

View down the platform

Station frontage

One of the footbridges, this has lifts too

The other footbridge

[1] "The railway station problem", Railway & Locomotive Engineering Vol. XL (December 1927) No. 12, p. 348