Better Cycle Facilites At Northants Stations

13 March 2015, 15:16 | Updated: 13 March 2015, 16:21

Cyclists in Northamptonshire using East Midlands Trains are to benefit from better facilities at local stations.

It's thanks to a £1.4m investment from the Department for Transport for cycle schemes at 16 stations across the network.

The money will pay for a range of facilities including additional racking, cycle hire and new cycle hubs.

he funding will be spent on additional cycle spaces, a protective cover for cycles and CCTV security at Alfreton, Attenborough, Burton on Trent, Corby, Kettering, Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Newark Castle, Skegness and Wellingborough stations.

Sheffield station, which already has a cycle hub will receive an extension to house an additional 200 spaces, Loughborough station will receive funding for a mini cycle hub to house 100 cycles and Lincoln will have a secure cycle hub with 200 spaces.

Details of the additional cycle facilities in Northamptonshire include:

  • Corby Station 50 spaces/ cover over storage and CCTV 
  • Kettering Station 100 spaces/ cover over storage and CCTV
  • Wellingborough Station 20 spaces/ cover over storage and CCTV
  • (and close-by at Market Harborough Station 50 spaces in a mini hub with 24 hr storage, CCTV and information screen)