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Falco is Right on Track at Huddersfield Station

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This is the bespoke cycle hub recently manufactured by Falco on behalf of TransPennine Express, supplied and installed at Huddersfield Railway Station. It provides the West Yorkshire commuters with a complete cycle hub facility including 54 spaces of Falco’s extra secure FalcoLevel Premium+ two-tier cycle parking racks, a FalcoFix 2.0 cycle repair station, an information case, LED lighting, branding graphics and seating, all in a spacious purpose built design!

Falco also supplied and installed cycle wheel stair ramps at the station to enable cyclists to manoeuvre their bikes up and down steps with ease and access the cycle park conveniently positioned on the platform.

The contemporary cycle store is manufactured from a combination of powder coated steel and laminated glass to be sympathetic to the surrounding area and was developed by Falco’s in house design team to ensure it met the client’s specification including structural calculations to demonstrate that the glass would not be affected by the vacuum created by fast trains passing through the station. Additionally a special ‘raft’ designed concrete base enables the shelter to sit over old platforms from the original station built in 1847.

The two-tier cycle racks are housed in a bespoke contemporary design of the classic FalcoLok shelter, which feature clean lines through the glass cladding supported by stainless steel glass clamps. The whole shelter is hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 and then polyester powder coated in RAL 9007 Grey Aluminium. Rainwater is collected via innovative integral gutters as part of the roof system and a bespoke bund ensure that the Yorkshire weather stays out!

The popular design has been used across the UK as a secure cycle and waiting hubs including; the capitals first series of community cycle hubs as part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest Mini Holland Programme, a bespoke cycle hub and 32m waiting shelter at Derby Midland Station and recent cycle hub installations at Birmingham International, Dewsbury, Irlam and Upminster Stations.

Huddersfield Station, described by Sir John Betjeman as “the most splendid station in England”, is located on St George's Square and operates six platforms with an annual footfall of over 5 million passengers.

For more information about the ultra secure FalcoLevel-Premium+ or the FalcoFix 2.0 cycle repair station, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.

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