Train company TransPennine Express (TPE) is celebrating picking up the ‘Door-to-Door’ Journeys award at the Cycle Rail Awards 2017.
The company were awarded the accolade for developing station plans which mean that all TPE’s stations have a clear and actionable plan for improving integration between trains and local transport.
The awards, run by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) on behalf of the Cycle-Rail Working Group, play a key part in increasing cyclists’ access to the railway by improving cycle facilities, security, and the sharing of best practice.
Charlie French, TPE’s Transport Integration Manager, commented: “I’m delighted that TPE have won the Door-to-Door Journeys including Station Travel Plans Cycle Rail Award. We are committed to improving transport integration, making it easier than ever before for customers to complete their entire journey using a combination of bikes, local transport and our trains. It’s very pleasing that our station plans to improve our customers’ journeys have been recognised and we’re looking forward to continuing to put these plans into action.”
Paul Plummer, Chief Executive at the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together train operators and Network Rail to enable a better railway, said:
“Record numbers of people are using cycles as part of their rail journeys and this growth is down to the dedication and determination of our partnership railway, both inside and outside the rail industry.
“This year’s awards winners, including TPE, have made outstanding contributions to cycle-rail, with Britain’s communities better connected through localised decision-making and investment.”