Greater Anglia to enhance cycle parking security at 13 stations

Published on: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Last updated: Monday, 11 March 2019

Greater Anglia is improving cycle parking security at 13 of its stations following a review of all bike parking across the network.

The train operator is investing £7,500 in security improvements, including installing tamper-proof fixtures and fittings on single bike stands and two-tier cycle racks where it has found to be necessary.

Cycle parking security enhancements will be carried out at Witham, Newmarket, Cambridge North, Shelford, Whittlesford Parkway, Great Chesterford, Audley End, Elsenham, Roydon, South Woodham Ferrers, Shenfield, Thorpe-le-Soken and Alresford.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “We have received several comments from customers, particularly those using Cambridge North, saying that security improvements on bike stands and racks are needed.

“We take feedback like this very seriously and have already started working on the improvements.

“We are committed to providing secure, free cycle parking across our network and we would like to thank our customers for their feedback.”

Work started last weekend to improve the stands at Cambridge North and fixtures and fittings have already been enhanced at Cambridge cycle point. The remainder of the work will take place over the coming months.

Greater Anglia offers free cycle parking at all its stations. Cyclists can further improve cycle security by using a good quality lock when securing their cycles and to look out for free cycle marking events at stations.