Trains will be running hourly from Nuneaton through to Leamington, calling at Coventry and Kenilworth, as the first phase of the NUCKLE development comes to an end.
The announcement marks years of work to achieve the through service which will see a significant improvement in Warwickshire’s rail connectivity. The service will also enjoy improved rolling stock.
New class 172 engine and two carriages will operate on the service replacing the current 153 engine and single carriage.
It marks further good news for the county’s train users following the announcement that Kenilworth Station, which opened last year, will be offering a Sunday service from May 19th
Mark Ryder, Strategic Director for Communities at Warwickshire County Council, said: “This is excellent news for the county, opening up greater transport choices for travel to employment, learning and leisure destinations, previously only accessible by car.
“We hope to see more and more people opting to take the train and leaving the car at home, improving air quality and reducing congestion and travel times.”