Cyclists using Loughborough Station now have access to a £180,000 cycle hub, offering:
- 130 spaces for cycles on two-tier racks
- CCTV coverage
- Free to use maintenance equipment including a pump and tools
- 24 hour secure access
24 hour secure access is available when a user purchases an electronic fob for a one-off charge of £10, which also allows access to other cycle hubs at Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Kettering and Sheffield.
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Jonny Wiseman, Head of Customer Experience Delivery for East Midlands Trains said: “Since 2012, we have introduced approximately 1,500 extra bike spaces at stations across the network – making it easier for customers to cycle to the station and be confident they are leaving their bike in a secure and simple to use facility.
“Loughborough station is used by more than 1.3million passengers per year, and offers fast and reliable services to London, Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester and we hope this superb new facility will be welcomed by passengers for many years to come.”
Jacqueline Starr, RDG Managing Director of Customer Experience said: “It’s great to see cycle-rail’s growth in popularity as record numbers of people get on their bikes as part of their rail journeys.
“We have more cycle spaces at stations than ever before, and this fantastic new cycle hub in Loughborough is another example of what train operators and Network Rail are doing, working with government and local authorities, to enable more people to combine cycle and rail travel.”
There were around 50 million cycle-rail journeys last year across Britain, and the number of cycle spaces at railway stations is set to rise to 75,000 by next year.
The hub was funded and delivered by East Midlands Trains and ATOC in partnership with the Department for Transport and significantly improves the cycle facilities at the station which was used by just over 1.3million customers in 2014/15.
- Everyday cycling
- East Midlands Trains – Cycle Hub Scheme