Transport for London (TfL) has announced plans to install 105 new Santander Cycles docking points at train stations in central London by the end of the year.
The new docking stations, which will be installed at Paddington, Blackfriars and Victoria stations, as well as near to Queensway Tube station, are designed to boost connectivity between different modes of transport.
Customers who use the docking station along Tooley Street near London Bridge station, one of the most popular on the scheme, will also benefit from an expansion of ten extra docking points for cycles.
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “Last year saw a record number of cycling journeys across London, and our Santander Cycles continue to be a huge success.
“Having more docking stations around key transport hubs will make it easier for people to cycle as part of their everyday routine, whether commuters heading to and from the office, or visitors travelling around our city.”
Meanwhile, TfL is giving Londoners 24 hours of free access to Santander Cycles throughout December – as part of plans to encourage people to get active during the festive period.
The free access, which is broken down into 30 minute journeys, can be unlocked by entering the code ‘SCXMAS19’ at the terminal, online or using the app.
Helen Sharp, head of cycle hire business development at TfL, said: “Cycling has multiple benefits – from keeping fit and improving wellbeing to getting around the capital in an easy, green and enjoyable way.”
05 December 2019