New Cycle Hub at Sheffield Station
Cyclists using Sheffield Train Station will now have access to state of the art cycling facilities following the completion of a £850,000 scheme to deliver a bespoke cycling hub.
Officially opened by Baroness Susan Kramer in July, the hub has been delivered through funding awarded by Network Rail and the Department for Transport and has provided significantly improved facilities for cylists using the station.
Situated adjacent to the taxi rank, safe and secure 24 hour electronic provision is made for 415 cycles along with male and female changing rooms.
David Horne, Managing Director for East Midland Trains said, ‘good facilities are vital for people choosing to travel to the station by bike. These facilities are a welcome boost to people choosing this green sustainable mode of transport to the station’
Providing access to the upper level changing rooms is both a staircase and enclosed platform lift provided by local company, Ability Lifts.
A simple, economical solution was required to provide access for the less able. This requirement was fulfilled by the installation of a vertical platform lift. Optimum 100 was selected and has the additional bonus of contributing to the overall desire for energy efficiency as it uses up to 75% less energy than other types of platform lift.
Being self supported, fully clad and needing a space of only 1280mm wide x 1590mm front to back with a 60mm floor recess Optimum 100 required little in the way of building works.
With over 300 trains a day leaving from Sheffield , cycle users can feel confident knowing that their bikes will be secure until they return.
To find out more about the Optimum 100, visit www.abilitylifts.co.uk, or give their helpful staff a call on 0845 006 8803