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Kenilworth railway station design is selected

Artist's impression of Kenilworth station Image copyright Warwickshire County Council
Image caption The council said the plans were inspired by the original station that closed in the 1960s due to the Beeching cuts

Designs for a new railway station in Kenilworth have been unveiled.

It follows a public vote, which Warwickshire County Council said had "overwhelmingly" backed a traditional design based on the original building, which closed in the 1960s.

Work on the £11.3m station is due to begin in the summer and services could stop there by the end of 2016.

The government gave its backing for the project in December 2013, after years of local campaigns.

The Department for Transport has provided £5m in funding, with the rest coming from the local authority.

The council said more than 300 people gave their feedback at public exhibitions, with another 250 responding online or by post.

It said 94% backed the building of the new station on Priory Road.

More than 70% selected the "traditional" option inspired by the original station that closed as part of the Beeching cuts.

Image copyright Warwickshire County Council
Image caption People in Kenilworth were less keen on two other possible designs for the station

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