More than 100 new cycle spaces will be provided at Watford Junction Station.
This announcement was welcomed by Watford MP Richard Harrington, who has been campaigning for the redevelopment of Watford Junction.
A new two-tier bike shelter and four new cycle stands have just been installed by Watford Borough Council at the side of the station and provide an additional 38 secure spaces, when there were previously 20.
A further 104 additional spaces will be provided in a purpose-built cycle hub. The new structure will be on the former platform five of the railway station – adjacent to platform six. It will contain a long single-tier line of sheltered cycle racks and will have specially-installed CCTV cameras and lighting.
Richard Harrington MP said:
" I'm pleased that London Midland has committed to building a new cycle hub at Watford Junction, creating 142 extra bike spaces. . I'm hoping this will encourage more people to cycle, freeing up spaces in the car park and easing congestion on our roads. Many will know that I have been pushing for the redevelopment of Watford Junction, and increasing parking provision for cyclists is something that I've discussed with London Midland. This is a step in the right direction, but more work has got to be done to ensure our station is fit for purpose. I am in regular discussions with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and local stakeholders about revamping Watford Junction and I hope we can break ground on that soon."