Cycle hub cash for Sussex train stations

Two cycle hubs will be built at trains stations in Sussex and eight other stations will be given improved cycling facilities following a successful bid for government money.

Rail operator Southern said £470,000 was awarded by the Department for Transport for the work.

The cycle hubs will include secure key card access for 50 cycles, along side bike hire and maintenance.

They will be built at Bexhill and Newhaven stations.

The bid was in conjunction with East Sussex County Council.

The authority said a new 50-space covered cycling store will be built in the new car park under construction at Uckfield station.

Hampden Park will get 50 additional cycle spaces and the number of spaces at Polegate will double from 30 to 60.

Rye and Crowborough will get 30 and 25 new spaces respectively, with new cycle shelters being built at both stations.

There will also be an additional 20 spaces at Seaford and 10 each at Glynde and Bishopstone.

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