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Metro has welcomed news that nine West Yorkshire rail stations
are benefiting from new facilities for cyclists.
Bike-riders using Bingley, Bradford
Interchange, Bradford Forster Square, Guiseley, Garforth, Halifax,
Mirfield, Steeton & Silsden and Shipley stations will have the
use of additional parking stands and shelters as well as CCTV and
lighting to improve the security of the facilities.
Harrogate and Skipton stations in North Yorkshire will also
benefit from the work made possible by a partnership between
Northern Rail, Cycling England and the Department for Transport
Metro Chairman Cllr Chris Greaves said, "This is very good news
for cyclists who use our West Yorkshire rail network and follows on
closely from the opening of the UK's first Cycle Point, developed
by Metro, Northern Rail, Network Rail and the Department for
Transport at Leeds station.
"These new facilities will encourage more people to cycle to and
from their local station reducing the pressure on station car parks
and traffic on local roads and I am glad that Metro has had the
opportunity to work with Northern to make them possible."
The improvements are being made possible by a £1m award
from Cycling England to Northern Rail that is providing new cycling
facilities at over 100 rail stations on all the routes into Leeds.
The work will be completed by June 2011
Northern Rail's Chief Operating Officer Steve Butcher said: "We
are committed to making our stations as cycle friendly as possible
and hope that the new and improved facilities at stations across
Yorkshire and Leeds CyclePoint will encourage more people to start
and finish their journey to and from our stations by bicycle."