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YHA Brighton opens new cycle hub
    08/04/2015 11:55

Brighton opens new cycle hub

Brighton station’s £1.5m, 500 space cycle hub was formally opened on 26th March 2015 by Rail Minister, Baroness Kramer.

The new hub, which is situated at the rear of the station, provides 500 secure cycle parking spaces and much, much more than somewhere to park the bike for both Southern passengers and non-rail travellers alike.

Also at the hub on the ground floor are a cycle repair/maintenance workshop and a coffee shop for those in need of refreshment after a hard cycle to the station.

Upstairs, there are yoga and spinning bike facilities, showers, changing rooms and accessible toilets. Office space for rent is also on offer for those who need it on a short term basis.

Funding for the £1.5m hub has been provided by the Department for Transport, Brighton and Hove City Council and Network Rail.

Southern’s Deputy Managing Director, David Scorey said: “This is our biggest and best cycle hub yet. Brighton station has long been in need of more cycle parking and what we now have is a high quality comprehensive facility. We could not have provided such a superb building without the help and support of our partners who have been instrumental in making the dream a reality.”

Brighton & Hove City Council’s Lead Member for Transport, Ian Davey, said: “Brighton station is one of the country’s busiest stations and the new cycle hub is part of a wider scheme to provide a much improved welcome to people arriving in the city.

“Cycling to work in Brighton & Hove has more than doubled over the past four years and I hope these first class facilities will encourage more residents, commuters and visitors to choose cycling as their mode of transport into and around the city.”

The cycle parking is safe and secure with 24 hour access to cyclists using Southern’s free smartcard – the key.

The addition of the hub’s 500 spaces brings the total at the station to around 800.

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