New secure cycle parking facilities have been installed at Malton train station, in a partnership between TransPennine Express, North Yorkshire County Council and Ryedale District Council.
Providing an 25 per cent uplift compared to the previous facility, the new 48 space shelter offers cycle parking in a secure area covered by CCTV. The racks have been positioned on the main platform at Malton station with easy step free access provided.
The new cycle racks are designed to encourage customers of train services to cycle to the station rather than drive, helping to reduce road congestion in the Malton and Norton area.
Charlie French, Transport Integration Manager for TransPennine Express, said: “We are delighted to have been able to enhance and expand the cycle parking facility at Malton in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and Ryedale District Council. This joint working has delivered infrastructure that enables customers to choose to cycle to the station rather than drive, knowing they can leave their bike parked securely and protected from the weather.”
Cllr Luke Ives, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee for Ryedale District Council, added: “These station improvements are part of a much bigger new investment in rail services linking Ryedale to York, Leeds and Scarborough. Improved and more frequent services help to connect our businesses and residents. Making it easier for people to access these services – with improved facilities at Malton station – is a vital part of this.”
TransPennine Express are delivering an investment of £500million over the next two years in additional services, more seats and brand new Nova trains, the first of which will begin serving Malton from autumn 2018.