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October 7, 2014

Construction work starts on Coventry-Nuneaton line in UK

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has officially started construction on the new Bermuda Park station in the West Midlands, which will provide an additional connection on the Coventry-Nuneaton railway line.

By Samseer M

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The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has officially started construction on the new Bermuda Park station in the West Midlands, which will provide an additional connection on the Coventry-Nuneaton railway line.

The new station will have two platforms, waiting shelters, stairs and ramps, ticket machine, CCTV, cycle parking and 30 parking spaces.

More than 5,000 local residents in Bermuda Park station’s catchment area and North Warwickshire and Hinckley College’s innovation centre will benefit from this new station.

The new connection will serve the ongoing and future housing and office developments in the area.

"The scheme will also mean upgrades for the Coventry-Nuneaton railway line providing job opportunities for many people."

UK Transport Minister Claire Perry said: "Bermuda Park is seeing major redevelopment and the new station is a crucial part of this, providing easy public transport access to tens of thousands of jobs in the nearby area.

"The scheme will also mean upgrades for the Coventry-Nuneaton railway line providing job opportunities for many people."

The DfT has funded £4.75m for the railway line enhancement work and the plan also includes another new station at Coventry Ricoh Arena and platform extensions at Bedworth.

The project will offer easier access to Coventry, Bedworth and Nuneaton for the passengers on the Coventry to Nuneaton corridor and will give a boost to the local economy.

The DfT announced the investment in April and Warwickshire County Council is joining with Coventry City Council for the project.


Image: Officials at the site of the Bermuda Park station during the ceremony. Photo: courtesy of UK Department of Transport.

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