Cycling: Railways

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 May 2016.

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Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker Conservative, Worcester

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to better connect cycling and rail infrastructure to support more active travel.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department is funding £14.3 in 16/17 to improve integration between cycle and rail through the provision of new cycle facilities at railway stations. This includes new high quality cycle parking, cycle hire and improved access to stations and will support more active travel.

In conjunction with this, a revised version of the Cycle Rail Toolkit was published on 19 May 2016 which will help those implementing cycle-rail facilities to ensure that high-quality infrastructure is in place to encourage new users and to ensure that cycling to stations becomes easy and convenient and the natural choice for short trips to the station.

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Andrew Reeves-Hall
Posted on 28 May 2016 11:47 am (Report this annotation)

South West Trains has recently been adding decked car parking to several of its stations along the line between London and Andover.
They told me this regarding the works at Basingstoke station...
South West Trains @SW_Trains May 19: @reeveshall I'm still waiting for a definite response, but it has been indicated that the car park work won't change cycle storage.