£600k cycle hub opens at Leicester railway station

Leicester bike hub at rail station Image copyright East Midlands Trains
Image caption The £10 cost for using the Leicester facilities is a one-off charge which allows access to other hubs in the East Midlands

A £600,000 cycle hub with spaces for more than 300 bicycles has opened at Leicester railway station.

The facilities can be used by both train passengers and other bike riders, an East Midlands Trains spokesman said.

The underground bike park also has a cycle hire section and changing facilities.

"Previous facilities were always oversubscribed - so we expect them to be very popular," Andy Moore, head of stations at East Midlands Trains, said.

The project was funded by East Midlands Trains (EMT), the Department for Transport, the Cycle Rail Working Group and Network Rail.

The £10 fee for using the hub is a one-off charge which gives unrestricted access to other EMT cycle facilities.

The train operator is also improving its cycle facilities at Alfreton, Bottesford, Chesterfield, Kettering, Mansfield, Market Harborough, Matlock, Skegness and Wellingborough.

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