Salisbury station 'green' travel upgrade officially opens
Representatives of South Western Railway (SWR), Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire College and University Centre and Co Bikes were at Salisbury station recently for the launch of the station's new cycle hub.
- New cycle hub opens at station
- Includes Co Bikes electric bike docking station
- Increases sustainable travel options for local trips
Representatives of South Western Railway (SWR), Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire College and University Centre and Co Bikes were at Salisbury station recently for the launch of the station's new cycle hub, which is the first phase of forecourt improvements which SWR will be part-funding through their Customer and Communities Improvement Fund.
The hub is a joint project between SWR, DfT, Wiltshire Council and Co Bikes with 74 cycle parking spaces and an e-bike docking station. It was officially opened by Cllr Tom Corbin, Mayor of Salisbury, who is also a SWR train driver.
SWR is working to increase the sustainable onward travel options at its stations and this new £360,000 addition to the station is an example of the growing number of convenient green options for transport across the SWR network, especially in the West of England, as it joins the e-bike facilities available at Cranbrook, Honiton, Pinhoe, Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids stations.
Working to offer opportunities for imaginative partnerships that can help to reduce the number of unnecessary car journeys is important to SWR and so the Company is very pleased that Wiltshire College and University Centre is installing a Co Bikes docking station at its Salisbury Campus to improve the green travel offer for students and staff arriving at the station. This is hopefully the first of many across Salisbury and the surrounding area to link up with the station.
Andrew Ardley, SWR's Regional Development Manager for the West of England, said:
Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:
Helen Scholes, Marketing and Partnerships at Co Bikes commented:
Steve Campion, Deputy Principal Corporate Resources at Wiltshire College and University Centre, said: