New cycle racks

The Department for Transport has announced new investment in the Cycle Rail programme that will add thousands of cycle spaces to rail stations.

Thousands of rail commuters will be able to make cycling a seamless part of their journeys thanks to a £6.8 million government investment.

Cycling and Walking Minister Michael Ellis has today (14 June 2019) announced an extra 2,300 cycle spaces to be built at 48 stations across England, enabling commuters to cycle directly to the station and lock up their bike securely.

The investment is part of the Cycle Rail programme, now being backed by over £40 million from the Department for Transport. It has helped tens of thousands of cyclists to make their journeys to work joined up and sustainable.

Phillip Darnton, Chair of the Cycle Rail Working Group, said:

“This latest, most welcome grant to the Cycle Rail Working Group continues the Department for Transport’s successful funding programme which, over the last 5 years, has directly led to the number of trips to and from stations by bike more than doubling.

This cost-effective investment really does work”.

The Cycle Rail programme has already tripled the number of high quality and secure cycle parking spaces at more than 500 stations, bringing the total to over 80,000.