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05.12.19

TfL to install over 100 cycle docking points near major rail stations

Before the year is over, Transport for London (TfL) will have installed 105 new Santander Cycles docking points close to Network Rail stations in Central London.

It comes as part of an initiative to boost connectivity between different modes of transport, giving commuters and visitors in the capital an easier and greener option that driving.

In the coming weeks, docking stations will pop up around Paddington, Blackfriars and Victoria stations as well as close to Queensway Tube station.

Ten extra docking points will be introduced to one of the scheme’s hot spots, Tooley Street near London Bridge.

In a bid to help people take up a more active lifestyle, TfL is giving away 24 hours of free access to the cycles throughout December, including Christmas Day.

During this time, users can use 30 minutes of free cycling time by entering a code online or using the app.

Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said:

 “Last year saw a record number of cycling journeys across London, and our Santander Cycles continue to be a huge success.

“Having more docking stations around key transport hubs will make it easier for people to cycle as part of their everyday routine, whether commuters heading to and from the office, or visitors travelling around our city.”

Additional docking points are being installed at the following locations:

Blackfriars Station - 36

Warwick Row (near Victoria station) - 22

St. Mary's Hospital (near Paddington station) - 20

Queensway Tube station - 17

Tooley Street (near London Bridge station) – 10

Helen Sharp, Head of Cycle Hire Business Development at TfL, said: 

“Cycling has multiple benefits - from keeping fit and improving wellbeing to getting around the capital in an easy, green and enjoyable way.

“Millions of people arrive into these major rail stations each day and by bringing Santander Cycles closer and making them more convenient we hope even more Londoners and visitors will use the scheme to cycle around the capital.”

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