Category Archives: trains

Update on railway station bicycle racks

A small update on the semi-upright bicycle racks that Virgin Trains wants to install at Lancaster railway station. Matt and others have a meeting with a representative from Virgin Trains next month to express cyclists’ concerns about the universal usability of the … Continue reading

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Bad news on station bicycle racks

Dynamo has learned that the City Council does not consider that the design of the proposed cycle racks at Lancaster railway station requires full planning permission.  This means that Virgin Trains will be free to put in whatever racks they like. The … Continue reading

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Article in Lancaster Guardian about station cycle racks

Today’s Lancaster Guardian has an article about Virgin Trains’ removal of cycle lockers and proposed changes to cycle racks. Its focus is on the removal of the cycle lockers (which is probably now a lost cause) rather than the near-inaccessible design … Continue reading

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Dynamo’s objection to proposed bike racks at Lancaster railway station

Dynamo has objected to Virgin Trains’ planning application for new cycle racks at Lancaster railway station (reference 19/00002) as follows: Dynamo wishes to object to this planning application on the grounds that the proposed cycle rack design is cyclist-unfriendly and borderline inaccessible … Continue reading

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New bike racks at Lancaster railway station – your views, please

At the end of December cyclists who use the bike lockers at Lancaster railway station were given notice that the lockers are going to be removed at the end of this month.  The reason given was that Virgin Trains are … Continue reading

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Email exchange with Transpennine about bikes on trains policy

Dynamo emailed Leo Goodwin, the chairman of Transpennine Express: Dear Mr Goodwin I am writing to you about your company’s recent change of policy requiring cyclists to reserve a space on your trains at least 24 hours before travel. I … Continue reading

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Important changes to bikes on Transpennine Express trains

Bad news for those of us who take our bikes on trains.  On 20 May Transpennine Express introduced a new policy of obliging passengers to make a reservation for their bikes at least 24 hours in advance. More details on … Continue reading

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