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• £1.4 million for schemes across the East Midlands Trains network
• 15 stations to benefit from enhanced facilities
• Additional racking, cycle hire and state of the art cycle hub facilities
Cyclists using East Midlands Trains stations will soon benefit from enhanced cycle facilities at stations across the network thanks to investment from the Department for Transport.
East Midlands Trains has been awarded £1.441m to pay for cycle schemes at 16 different stations across the network. The money will pay for a range of facilities including additional racking, cycle hire and new cycle hubs.
The funding will be spent on additional cycle spaces, a protective cover for cycles and CCTV security at Alfreton, Attenborough, Burton on Trent, Corby, Kettering, Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Newark Castle, Skegness and Wellingborough stations.
Sheffield station, which already has a cycle hub will receive an extension to house an additional 200 spaces, Loughborough station will receive funding for a mini cycle hub to house 100 cycles and Lincoln will have a secure cycle hub with 200 spaces.
David Oldershaw, Area Station Manager - Leicestershire said, “This is fantastic news for cyclists using our network. Over the last 18 months we have installed more spaces than ever before and this trend is set to continue with this investment. More than £1.4 million will be invested in facilities at 15 stations providing over a thousand more spaces for cyclists.
“Good cycle facilities are vital for people choosing to travel to our stations by bike, this investment means that even more passengers will be-able to cycle to our stations with confidence that their bikes will be safe, secure and protected until they return.”