Cycle Rail funding boost for Chatham
Passengers using Chatham Station will benefit from a substantial grant of Government funding for a new scheme that will transform the station as hub for cyclists, supporting inter-modal travel.
£800,000 awarded by Department for Transport
Following a successful bid for Government funding by Southeastern, Chatham has been awarded £800,000 for a cycle rail scheme, which will be supplemented by £300,000 from the Medway Integrated Transport Block.
The funding will be used to create a new purpose-built, state of the art cycle hub, which will include electric charging points, stands for different styles of cycles, pumps and tool stands.
A new Cycle Rail hub for Chatham
The new hub will mean more spaces for cyclists using the railway for commuting or days out, supporting sustainable, environmentally-friendly travel to the station.
David Wornham, Passenger Services Director for Southeastern, said:
“The opportunity to use a sustainable transport mode to get to and from the station is very important to our passengers, who not only want to be reassured tat their bike has a space available, but that it will be safe and secure while they undertake their journeys, and that other facilities will be on hand to maintain and repair their bike when they need it.