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10.10.13

Integrated journey planning app upgrade

Rail passengers will find it easier travel to and from train stations via bike now that National Rail Enquiries (NRE) has upgraded its rail planning app. 

The ATOC Integrated Transport team worked with NRE to offer information about different cycling facilities at stations and policies and restrictions for taking bikes on trains. This includes how make cycle spaces are available and whether they need to reserve space. 

The app was developed by the Cycle Rail Working Group, funded by ATOC, the DfT and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain. It was tested by CTC and Sustrans. 

Conrad Haigh, head of integrated transport at ATOC, said: “Cycling in Britain is booming and the rail industry is playing a key role in its success, as more people than ever want to cycle to the station. 

“Bike facilities on the rail network are improving all the time and it is important that cycle-rail passengers know what facilities are available. By putting all the information a cyclist might need in one easily accessible place, the new upgrade to the NRE app will encourage more people to travel by bike to their station, benefiting their health and the environment.” 

(Image shows cycle racks at York station) 

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