£15m boost for railway station cycling facilities

Cycle hub in Sheffield The £850,000 cycle hub in Sheffield provides spaces for 415 bikes, as well as lockers and changing rooms

Related Stories

A £15m fund is being made available to improve cycle parking facilities at railway stations across England.

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced the investment as she officially opened a new £850,000 cycle hub in Sheffield.

The hub provides 415 bike spaces alongside changing rooms and repair facilities at the city's station.

Train companies can bid for the cash via the rail and cycling body Cycle Rail Working Group.

Start Quote

Sheffield's cycle hub is a great example of this principle in action”

End Quote Baroness Kramer Transport Minister

Baroness Kramer said: "We are transforming cycling facilities at stations up and down the country to make it easier to choose the bike for the journey to the station.

"That is why we are providing this new funding.

"Used together, bike and rail can help cut carbon and congestion, delivering environmental and economic benefits.

"Sheffield's cycle hub is a great example of this principle in action and I hope it provides an example for others to follow."

The new cycle hub also includes a bike hiring facility and lockers.

It was unveiled the day before the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

The Grand Depart begins in Leeds on Saturday and the Tour continues from York to Sheffield on Sunday.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories


Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC


  • Water droplets bouncing off a laser-etched water repellent metal surfaceClick Watch

    The laser-etched metal surfaces that repel water, plus other technology news

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.