PASSENGERS will benefit from more bike spaces at Glasgow Queen Street station from next week when a new indoor cycle facility opens at the station.
It will be available to use from Monday (15 November) as part of the station’s redevelopment.
There is space to store 38 bicycles and ScotRail hopes the facility will make it easier for customers to have a sustainable journey, creating more demand for cycling to commuter stations.
The Cycle Hub, which is monitored by CCTV, is located at the North Hanover Street entrance, and will be open 7am until 10pm, although access outwith those times access can be arranged by speaking with station staff.
A further 26-space, canopy covered, bike rack is to be installed at the North Hanover Street entrance in the coming weeks.
Once complete, it will mean the station has provision to store 100 bikes. At the Dundas Street side of the station, there are 36 outside cycle spaces, which include 20 spaces managed by the Nextbike scheme on behalf of Glasgow City Council.
Two vending machines will also be installed at the Cycle Hub, retailing a selection of cycling specific products, such as repair kits.
Andrew Marshall-Roberts, ScotRail economic development and communities manager, said: “We’re fully committed to creating a more sustainable and integrated transport network across Scotland. We want to join up journeys across the country, and that includes customers whose journeys start and end by bike.
“As life gradually gets back to normal following the pandemic, we’re seeing more and more customers using bikes as part of their daily commute or leisure travel, and we are confident that the new Cycle Hub at Glasgow Queen Street will encourage more people to use bikes as part of their journey.”