Cyclists can now benefit from improved cycle facilities at Nuneaton Rail Station. New cycle stands and a cycle tool station have been installed thanks to a partnership between Warwickshire County Council and London Midland.
New ‘Sheffield hoop’ style cycle stands have been installed on Platform 1 of the station, further extending the existing bike facilities to provide extra storage for up to 48 bicycles, along with a new compact public bike repair stand.
Plans are also in place to install two new CCTV cameras to deter potential bike thieves.
The cycle stands and tool station have been funded by Warwickshire County Council with the project management costs funded by train operator London Midland, who manage Nuneaton Rail Station.
The cycle tool station provides a stable mount for any bike and has a range of eight tools, enabling cyclists to make adjustments and repairs on the spot. It is designed to be extremely convenient and easy to use and is able to withstand constant use.
The new facilities are just one of a number of initiatives that the County Council has undertaken with the aim of increasing the number of people in the county using sustainable transport methods, such as bicycles and trains.
Councillor Peter Butlin, Deputy Leader of Warwickshire County Council and Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning, said:
“I am delighted that we have installed new cycle racks and the tool station at Nuneaton Railway Station, in line with Warwickshire County Council’s policy of encouraging cycle usage.
“We have to thank Councillor Keith Kondakor for using £12,000 of his delegated budget to make this happen. Also we must thank London Midland for their enthusiastic cooperation in the installation of the racks.
“Warwickshire County Council has done a similar installation at Leamington Station and we will be looking to repeat elsewhere. This is a great example of good
Councillor Philip Johnson, Chair of Warwickshire County Council’s Communities Overview & Scrutiny Committee, said:
“This is one more great example of how Warwickshire County Council is investing in sustainable transport in Warwickshire, helping those who regularly travel by cycle to our rail stations and hopefully inspiring even more to do the same.”
London Midland’s head of West Coast Services, Steve Helfet said
“We are delighted that these new facilities have been made available to our passengers We want to make travel simple and easy for everyone to use. Getting to and from the station by bike is good for the environment and the cyclist and it reduces the need for people to drive to the station too.”