Falco Completes the Roll-out of Secure Cycle Parking Infrastructure for Avanti West Coast Rail with Final Installation at Stafford Station
Falco has completed the roll-out of secure cycle parking facilities across Avanti West Coast Rail’s franchised network of 16 stations covering long-distance passenger services between London, the West Midlands, North West England, North Wales and Scotland - connecting six of the UK’s largest cities.
The final installation of this tranche took place at Stafford Station where Falco installed a secure 6m x 4m FalcoHub cycle hub with associated two-tier cycle racks, to accommodate 22 bikes.
The scheme which got underway towards the end of last year, oversees the manufacture, supply and installation of bespoke cycle hubs and associated cycle parking infrastructure to a series of stations on the rail network, as part of a mission by the new train operating company to revolutionise cycle-rail travel.
In addition to Stafford, Falco has also completed a flagship 17m cycle hub for Stoke-on-Trent Station, a 11m cycle hub for Warrington Bank Quay Station, a 10m cycle hub for Stockport Station, a 6m cycle hub for both Crewe and Runcorn Stations, a 5m cycle hub extension for Birmingham International Station and cycle racks for both Wigan and Carlisle stations.
Two key products of the tranche include the UK’s leading FalcoHub cycle hub coupled with the high density FalcoLevel-Premium+ two-tier cycle rack and when combined together create the ultimate cycle parking facility, providing cyclists with high levels of cycle security in a spacious and contemporary hub design. Additionally, the provision of cycle repair and maintenance stations will allow commuters to carry out cycle maintenance whilst on the go.
As well as the cycle parking facilities, Falco undertook all the civils works, contract planning under CDM and M&E works providing a turnkey solution for Avanti including Landlords Consent and supporting other administrative requirements under the GRIP project process.
In addition to the Avanti West Coast scheme shown here, Falco has just completed the roll-out of over 350 cycle parking spaces for a number of stations on the Govia Thameslink Railway network, over 600 cycle parking spaces for a number of stations on the Abellio Greater Anglia network and over 1,000 cycle parking spaces on a number of stations on the Abellio West Midlands Trains network.
The FalcoLevel-Premium+ is the UK’s leading two-tier cycle rack designed to accommodate twice as many cycles within the same space restraints or any traditional cycle rack or stand. Moving forward, the two-tier cycle racks are designed to be maintenance free to provide minimal cost of ownership to the client (only occasional cleaning required). Additionally should there be any unforeseen damage, the modular nature of each structure means that replacing any damaged items is simple and easy to undertake.
For more information about Falco’s scheme for Avanti West Coast or how Falco can assist your cycle parking scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.