Woking Station chooses 250 bikes over 2 cars
Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station’s expanded cycle hub, taking their capacity up to 520 spaces for bikes.
While mist was still swirling in Woking Station’s car park this morning, causing delays to the arriving and departing trains, one area which was fog free but rapidly filling was the station’s cycle hub.
The current cycle hub has space for 270 bikes, which even at half past eight in the morning was nearly full. Just up the stairs (with a cycle ramp of course), Woking’s new hub, with capacity for a further 250 bikes, was waiting to be opened.
Delivered by Dutch-owned company, Cyclepods, the new cycle hub was built as part of a £475,000 investment programme at Woking and car park capacity was only reduced by two spaces through its expansion. The hub is one strand of a wider £3.8m South West Trains investment plan designed to deliver 1,400 extra cycling spaces across 36 stations by the end of 2016. The Woking station cycle hub has been developed in partnership between the Department for Transport, Rail Delivery Group, Woking Borough Council, Surrey County Council and South West Trains.
Commenting on their delivery of the cycle hub, Cyclepods Managing Director David Leach said, “This has been Cyclepods largest project to date and we are delighted to have supplied the UK’s largest one-off cycle parking contract for South West Trains, with over 1,000 spaces now installed across eight hubs on the network. These hubs are fully equipped to meet the needs of cyclists and are attractive, inviting facilities which will serve to encourage and promote cycle-rail journeys.”