Manchester Piccadilly Extensive new bike storage facilities have been confirmed for cyclists using Manchester Piccadilly railway station in the city centre, the M.E.N. can reveal. Rail bosses said a total of 162 new storage spaces would be created at the station across four separate locations.
It marks a huge increase of more than 100 available bike parking stores to what was in place at Piccadilly. All the old cycling storage facilities have know been ripped out.
The project has been funded by a grant from the national walking and cycling charity Sustrans, revealed train operating company Avanti.
Nick Smith, regional growth manager at Avanti West Coast, told a recent meeting of the Greater Manchester Transport Committee: "Members might have seen that cycling storage has been removed from Piccadilly station, outside the station. We have got some funding through Sustrans to install 162 storage spaces at Manchester Piccadilly across four locations.
"We are just waiting for final risk assessments and method statements to be confirmed and then we will be on site to install those.
"It will be an increase in around 118 spaces over what was there previously." Further details on the exact locations and installation dates have yet to be confirmed.
David Hibbs, programme manager for cycle rail grants at Sustrans, said: "Trains provide environmentally friendly longer distance travel – but they can’t get you to your front door. By combining cycling and rail transport people can add the speed of trains to the convenience of cycling, and make healthier travel choices."Avanti was awarded […]
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