A new bike store has opened at Preston Railway Station allowing cyclists to store their bikes.Advertisement
More than 200 bikes can be stored at the Preston Bike Hub and it has 24-hour secured access.
Next to the Leisure Lakes shop the new building on the side of the station is now open for use.
It’s part of Virgin Trains plan to get more people cycling to catch the train, and they are spending £1.8m on five bike hubs across the UK.
Virgin Trains project manager Paul Holland said: “We want to encourage sustainable transport to and from our stations by providing opportunities for seamless and sustainable end-to-end customer journeys.”
Leisure Lakes have opened their new brand offering bike repairs and plenty of other cycling kit.
Marketing manager Beth Noy said: “As a family business we have been working hard for over 36 years to provide quality bikes and accessories to get people out riding, and enjoying it.
“It’s been great to see cycling growing so much in our home town, Preston, and we are all so proud to be on board with such a great project; the Virgin Trains Bike Hub will improve cycling access to the city by giving commuters convenient and easy to storage for their bikes.”
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Further work on Preston Station is continuing as Virgin Trains continues redevelopment work on the grade-II listed station, including adding new shops and improved entrance ways.
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