Cheltenham Spa Railway Station has been awarded Cycle Rail Funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of a national scheme of improvments at railway stations. £733,000 of funding will be used to extend the Honeybourne line to link with Lansdown Road.
The project provides a new walking and cycling access to the station through a 500 metre extension of the Honeybourne line walking and cycling route via a ramp up to Lansdown road cycle route and bus interchange supplemented by new signage along the route showing access points, cycle facilities and through routes with distance and times. The project scope concludes at the rail station with the provision of 300 additional cycle parking places with information boards and maps showing connectivity, routes, safety and security tips and smartphone app links to further information.
Also of interested to Gloucestershire residents will be the improvements to cycle parking at five North Cotswold Line Rail Stations. The DfT has awarded £112,500 for improvements.
The project will significantly improve the capacity for cycle parking at the main stations between Hanborough and Evesham (including Charlbury, Honeybourne and Kingham). This project will provide additional high quality cycle parking to improve access to the line and focus on expanding capacity at stations where existing facilities are well used or improving facilities where poor cycle parking, location or security provision currently limit use.
More information of the DfT Cycle Rail Fund Schemes 2015/16 can be found here.