Cycle hub at Swanley station

Southeastern has opened a new secure cycle hub at Swanley station to make sustainable travel easier. 

The facility has space for up to 56 bikes on two-tier racks, as well as electric charging points, a tyre pump, and a cycle repair stand. It’s also fitted with CCTV and a key fob entry system for added security plus environmentally friendly motion-sensor LED lighting. 

Graham Mollison, Southeastern’s Head of Sustainability, said:  

“Part of our mission at Southeastern is to become a more sustainable railway and we want to make it easier for our customers to cycle to our stations. 

“Electric train travel is already one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport and, although we provide more than 1,800 trains per day, we account for less than four percent of all transport emissions in Kent. 

“This is the 29th cycle hub we’ve opened across the Southeastern network. They have received positive feedback and I’m pleased that we are now able to offer this service to more of our customers.” 

The project was completed with support from Kent County Council, Sevenoaks District Council, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, HM Government and Network Rail. 

The cycle hub is part of a £687k package to improve facilitates for cyclists. Subscription can cost less than £4 a month with various payment options. Find out more and see a list of all our cycle hubs here

By Ed

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