Falco Completes Roll-out of Cycle Parking Infrastructure for West Midlands Trains
Falco has completed the roll-out of the latest tranche of cycle parking facilities across a number of Abellio West Midland’s franchised network of over 146 stations across the West Midlands. Pictured here are several of the latest installations at; Wellington, Stone, Stourbridge Junction, Dudley Port, Redditch, Watford Junction and Sutton Coldfield Stations!
The scheme which got underway in July last year involved the manufacture, supply and installation of a number of cycle parking facilities with associated canopies, along with the provision of cycle repair and maintenance stations to allow commuters to carry out cycle maintenance whilst on the go.
Two key products of this tranche of the Abellio West Midland’s Cycle Innovation Plan included the open and spacious FalcoRail cycle canopy and a modified version of the FalcoLevel-Eco two-tier cycle rack providing mass, sheltered and secure cycle parking across the network.
To date, Falco has supplied Abellio West Midland’s Trains with over 1,000 secure cycle parking spaces at the following stations:
The Department for Transport (DfT) awarded the train operator funding through their Cycle Rail programme last year with the aim of encouraging people to consider how they can reduce their carbon footprint and to promote healthier, more sustainable travel choices such as cycling, when travelling by train. It is hoped that by improving the facilities available at stations, cycling can be made an easier and more convenient alternative for commuters and leisure travellers alike.
FalcoLevel-Eco Two-Tier Cycle Rack
The FalcoLevel-Eco is a high density and budget friendly two-tier cycle parking system which accommodates twice the number of bicycles compared to any other traditional cycle rack or stand. The FalcoLevel two-tier series is the UK’s best-selling high density cycle rack and is used at the UK’s first ever cycle hub at Leeds City Station as well as the UK’s two largest cycle hubs at Cambridge and Chelmsford Stations.
More information about the FalcoLevel-Eco can be found here.
For more information about Falco’s scheme for Abellio West Midland’s Trains or how Falco can assist your cycle parking scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.