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Cycle Parking at Station Stroud Railway Station

Kevin Cranston with Chris Rule at the cycle storage area

Cyclists can take advantage of a new storage area at Stroud Railway Station thanks to a project supported by Great Western Railway and Stroud Town Council.

The train operator teamed up with the council to provide 40 extra cycle parking spaces alongside the entrance to platform 2, which serves trains towards Gloucester.

Funding was secured from the town council (£13,000) and the Department for Transport's Cycle Rail programme (£117,000).

Dan Okey, GWR's interim head of commercial development, said: "We know that more people are now walking and cycling and this is likely to continue in future, and as more people have the confidence to return to rail travel it is important that we provide the facilities they need at the station.

"We are delighted to have worked with Stroud Town Council to get the new cycle storage in place. Stroud is an important station on our network and it is great to see investment being made here to support sustainable transport by bike and by train."

Cllr Kevin Cranston, Mayor of Stroud, said: "We know that more people are wanting to use their bikes and cycle more but are sometimes concerned about security, so I am pleased to see that the new cycle parking facility is open at Stroud station.

"There is secure storage for up to 40 bikes under cover, so rail passengers will be able to cycle home on a dry saddle. The new bike storage provided by GWR offers the reassurance of CCTV coverage at all times and has convenient access to the platforms."

The new facility launched in September 2020.

Last updated: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:12