Cycle facilities improved at Manningtree rail station

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

MP Bernard Jenkin will visit Manningtree rail station on Friday to view improvements made by train operator, Greater Anglia, to the cycle facilities there.

A new secure cycle compound has been installed near the station entrance to increase cycle parking capacity and offer improved and more secure storage to cyclists.

Andrew Goodrum, Greater Anglia’s Customer Services Director said:

“We are committed to improving cycle facilities for our customers, by installing many more cycle parking spaces and increasing cycle hire opportunities. We are proud to be in the vanguard of train operators pioneering schemes such as PlusBike and building new, state-of-the-art CyclePoints for our customers. The new facilities at Manningtree will offer customers an improved and more secure cycle storage facility.”

Since the franchise began in February 2012, Greater Anglia has implemented a wide variety of cycle-focused enhancements including upgrades to existing facilities, creating a new cycle strategy and making arrangements for special cycling events.

Measures already in place include an increase in cycle parking across the network bringing the total number of cycle spaces at Greater Anglia stations to 6,000, with schemes at Billericay, Kelvedon and Rayleigh, as well as the new secure cycle compound at Manningtree.

On-going enhancements include plans to develop new cycle parking initiatives at Cambridge and Chelmsford, a cycle hire scheme at Norwich and a new Plus Cycle hire scheme and additional bike parking at 15 stations.