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'Cycle superhub' planned for Waterloo Station

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Six years after it was first announced, a plan to create a 'cycle superhub' with secure parking at Waterloo Station has been revived.

'Cycle superhub' planned for Waterloo Station

"Our cycle superhub programme aims to create a Dutch-style cycle parking facility with spaces for thousands of cycles at a central London rail terminus," said transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy in his report to the Transport for London board.

"Waterloo Station has been identified as a potential site and feasibility work is under way to establish possible site locations and constraints.

"In addition, several smaller hubs will be built at outer London stations to make cycling to stations more attractive for people travelling onwards by rail."

Plans for a cycle hub at Waterloo Station were first announced in 2009 by the then Labour Government.

In early 2012 the coalition Government claimed that the hub would open before the Olympic Games but the scheme failed to progress.

In 2013 the Mayor of London promised to work with Network Rail to create at least one 'superhub' at a London station "with storage for thousands of bikes, good security and very good cycle routes radiating from it" as well as a cycle hire docking station "with at least several hundred hire bikes".

According to the mayoral strategy document, "We want thousands of commuters to switch to bikes for the last stage of their journeys to work, significantly relieving pressure on the Tube and bus networks in central London."

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