A new cycle facility has opened at Birmingham New Street railway station, located on Hill Street, next to the entrance to the station’s vehicle Drop and Go point.
The secure cycle pod will make it easy for commuters to store their bicycles when using the station.
With CCTV installed, the new secure cycle pod is open 24 hours a day and has space for 46 bicycles along with an accessible space for an adapted bicycle.
The new cycle facility has seen an investment of around £50,000 following a partnership project between Network Rail and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Cyclists wanting to use the facility need to have a valid Swift Card and need to apply for a space on the Transport for West Midlands website.
Craig Stenning, Birmingham New Street station manager, said: “We’re really proud to see the cycle pod open as more people are returning to the railway in recent weeks. The new facility will complement the other cycle parking we have around the station and I really hope it will it encourage passengers to swap their cars for their bikes and cycle to the station to catch their train.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “Promoting cycling is a key part of our plan to give people more alternatives to car and help tackle congestion and the region’s climate emergency.
“That’s why we launched our Starley Network promoting hundreds of miles of existing and new safe cycle routes and are busy rolling out West Midlands Cycle Hire across the region.
“Safety and security is key for new and existing cyclists, and the new safe cycle pod at New Street station is part of our commitment to protect riders and their bikes.”
The latest railway news
Railway Discounts, videos, pictures and more!
Signup to our daily and weekly newsletters
Railway Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s, books and more
Come and share your railway pictures
UK STEAM INFO
Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements
Visit their website