Falco Continues the Roll-Out of Abellio ScotRail Cycle Parking Facilities at Livingston North and Inverkeithing Stations!
Falco continues with the roll out of the next tranche of cycle parking facilities across Abellio ScotRails’s franchised network of over 300 stations across Scotland. Pictured here are four of the latest installations at Livingston North, Inverkeithing, Gourock and Linlithgow Stations.
The three year programme, which got underway last July, involves the surveying of stations, proposing solutions and the manufacture, supply and installation of cycle parking systems to help implement Abellio ScotRail’s cycling strategy.
In order to create a network-wide brand feel to encourage more people to cycle to stations ScotRail’s strategy is to install standard facilities throughout the network so that cyclists know exactly what to expect regardless of which station they use. Two key products of the programme are the innovative FalcoLevel-Premium+ two-tier cycle rack and the robust, spacious FalcoRail cycle canopy. The latest two-tier rack offers superior practicality compared to other cheaper models and is exceptionally user-friendly, quieter in operation and offers enhanced security. The FalcoRail cycle canopy was purposely designed to compliment the two-tier system and offers maximum coverage whilst promoting an open and spacious, robust design with additional snow loading capability to cope with the occasional harsh Scottish Winter!
Feedback on the cycle parking facilities newly installed from the first and second tranches has been incredibly positive with both cyclists and staff commenting on the quality and quantity of facilities available. The project is well underway now with new stations getting a cycle makeover each month.
Transport Scotland awarded Dutch passenger transport group Abellio the opportunity to run the next ScotRail franchise from April 2015. A key element of the Abellio bid was to increase intermodal transport and central to this was a commitment to install over 3,500 cycle parking spaces within the first three years to increase cycle usage from 3% to 10%. Abellio’s commitment to deliver the UK’s most extensive cycle/rail network includes:
- £1.6m investment in more cycle parking spaces to have 4,600 by 2017-18.
- New, fully staffed Dutch style “CyclePoints” at the key city hubs, “CyclePark+” at five others and CycleParks at other stations.
- Introduction of the popular Bike&Go cycle hire scheme at key stations.
For more information about the ScotRail cycle parking project please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.