Chelmsford Set for Greater Anglia's First Cyclepoint With £600k Investment
Abellio train operator Greater Anglia has announced that Chelmsford will be the first station in the region to benefit from a new CyclePoint which is set to transform facilities for cyclists using the station - the busiest on the operator’s network apart from London Liverpool Street.
CyclePoint is a unique concept brought to the UK from the Netherlands by Abellio which combines secure cycle parking with increased capacity for cycles, supported by retail, cycle- hire and maintenance facilities.
The key benefit of CyclePoint is that it provides a single location for all cycle-related activity and parking at a station. Cycles UK has been appointed as Greater Anglia’s commercial partner for the Chelmsford CyclePoint, with cycle parking equipment provided by Falco. Cycle parking capacity at Chelmsford station will increase by 40% with parking for almost 1,000 cycles in the new facility.
CyclePoint represents a significant investment of £600k by Greater Anglia, with support from Essex County Council. Located on a new site adjacent to Day’s Yard, between the station and the station car park, CyclePoint is the first stage of the project to improve and upgrade passenger facilities and the customer environment at Chelmsford over the next 12 months.
Installation work on the CyclePoint is underway and the facility is expected to be open for public use later in June.
Andrew Goodrum, Customer Service Director for Greater Anglia said: “CyclePoint is set to transform and greatly improve cycle parking for the hundreds of commuters who cycle to Chelmsford station each day. We have worked closely with our partners at the City and County Councils in developing these plans which will encourage even more commuters to cycle to the station, providing health and environmental benefits for Chelmsford residents.”