New secure cycle parking facilities have been installed at Northallerton train station, in a partnership between TransPennine Express and North Yorkshire County Council.
Providing an 80 per cent uplift compared to the previous facility the new 72 space shelter offers cycle parking in a secure area covered by CCTV. The racks have been positioned by the main ticket office at Northallerton station with easy step free access provided.
The new cycle racks are designed to encourage customers of train services to cycle to the station rather than drive, helping to reduce road congestion in the Northallerton area.
Charlie French, Transport Integration Manager for TransPennine Express, said: “We are delighted to have been able to enhance and expand the cycle parking facility at Northallerton in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council. This partnership has delivered infrastructure that enables customers to choose to cycle to the station rather than drive, knowing they can leave their bike parked securely and protected from the weather.”
Cllr Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Transport including rail, said: “The installation of a new cycle storage facility at Northallerton Station and four other TransPennine Express stations in North Yorkshire is welcomed. The investment by TransPennine Express is in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and is improving the quality and increasing the provision of secure cycle storage at TransPennine Express stations. The investment in cycling facilities will provide the opportunity for North Yorkshire residents to choose healthier and more sustainable options when travelling to and from Northallerton, Scarborough, Selby, Thirsk and Malton stations.”
TransPennine Express are delivering an investment of £500million over the next two years in additional services, more seats and brand new Nova trains, the first of which will begin serving Northallerton from autumn 2018.