ScotRail customers will benefit from more bike spaces at Glasgow Queen Street from next week, when a new indoor cycle facility opens at the station.
A new indoor Cycle Hub, with space to store 38 bicycles will open on Monday, 15 November at Glasgow Queen Street station as part of the station’s redevelopment.
ScotRail hopes the facility will make it easier for customers to have a sustainable journey, and create more demand for cycling to commuter stations by providing improved facilities.
The Cycle Hub, which is fully lit and monitored by CCTV, is located at the North Hanover Street entrance to the station.
A further 26-space, canopy covered, bike rack is set 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 is 36 outside cycle spaces, which includes 20 spaces managed by the Nextbike scheme on behalf of Glasgow City Council.
In the coming months, two vending machines will also be installed at the Cycle Hub. These vending machines will retail a selection of cycling specific products, such as repair kits.
The Cycle Hub is open 7am until 10pm, however access outwith those times access can be arranged by speaking with station staff.
The opening of the Cycle Hub is the latest demonstration of ScotRail’s commitment to improving facilities for the cycling community.
In the summer, ScotRail introduced the first of its Highland Explorer carriages on the West Highland Line. These redesigned carriages boast space for 20 ordinary bikes, a limited number of tandem cycles, and an e-bike charging socket – unique on a train in the UK.
Andrew Marshall-Roberts, ScotRail Economic Development & 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.”