News from East Midlands Trains

12.12.2016

Brand new cycle hub opens at Lincoln Central station

  • Part of a £350,000 East Midlands Trains scheme to deliver new and improved cycle facilities for Lincoln Central station
  • 192 cycle spaces at the brand new hub
  • Cycle racks are accessible 24/7 with changing facilities open during station hours

Cyclists using Lincoln Central station can now enjoy significantly improved facilities following the completion of a new cycle hub, as part of a major investment to deliver extra cycling spaces across the East Midlands Trains network.

The cycle hub has been developed on a piece of railway land between Lincoln Central Station and St Mary's Church and is accessible from the short stay car park. It is securely accessed by a key a fob bought from the station ticket office for a one off fee of £10 per fob. This fob also gives access to the cycle hubs at Kettering, Leicester, Sheffield, Loughborough and Nottingham stations.

The new facilities provide:

  • 192 two-tiered cycle spaces
  • Enclosed storage providing shelter from the weather
  • 24/7 CCTV for additional security

Andy Bishop, Professional cyclist and Team GB triathlete said: "This is a fantastic facility to have and I’ll be looking forward to using it myself.

“I spend a lot of my time motivating young people to use bikes so having something like this will certainly help."

Sarbjeet Dosanjh, speaking on behalf of the Rail Delivery Group, said: "Investment from the Department for Transport for projects like this is vital. We work with our rail industry partners to make sure that extra cycle spaces are delivered and benefit places like Lincoln.

"We have now tripled the number of cycle spaces since 2010 across the rail network which is great news."

Lawrence Bowman, Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “The brand new cycle hub at Lincoln Central station is a welcome addition for our customers. It’s great to see that it is already so well used which is a really encouraging sign."

“We’re delighted to see the cycle-rail revolution taking off in this part of the world and will do all we can to further support customers cycling to our stations as part of their daily commute or for leisure journeys.”