Category Archives: trains

The Williams Rail Review and bicycles on trains

Cycling UK are encouraging people to respond to the Williams Rail Review online with their accounts of taking bicycles on trains.  This review has been set up by the Department for Transport “for the UK to have [ahem] a world-class … Continue reading

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The new cycle racks at Lancaster railway station

The new, semi-upright cycle racks have now been installed at Lancaster railway station between platforms 1 and 2.  It looks as if many people are only using every second rack – probably because the design is too cramped to accommodate a bicycle in … Continue reading

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Bad news on station bicycle racks

A small group of cyclists met representatives from Virgin Trains on Monday at Lancaster railway station to express Dynamo’s reservations about the proposed new bicycle racks. It’s even worse than we thought. It looks as if the number of Sheffield stands … Continue reading

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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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