TfL plans Santander Cycle docking station near London Bridge station

Josh Salisbury (15 July, 2019) Transport

The docking station near Waterloo is the busiest on the network - so now TfL chiefs want to bring one to London Bridge

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TfL is hoping to bring a Santander bikes dock to London Bridge station in a bid to promote alternatives to car travel.

The proposal, revealed in its ‘Cycling Parking Implementation Plan’ would see more of the Santander docking stations near the station, emulating the example of Waterloo.

“The Santander Cycles docking station at Waterloo station is the busiest of the network and supports 1,300 cycle trips every day,” say the plans.

“We will work with boroughs and Network Rail to replicate this success elsewhere, starting with London Bridge and Liverpool Street stations.”

The move would allow more commuters to use the bike hire scheme, which the quango says is already popular with rail passengers.

Each day, nearly 30,000 trips are made by Santander Cycles in the capital, according to TfL, while there are 6,200 journeys starting or ending at a docking station near to a major railway terminus every day.

The news comes as the construction of Cycleway 4, a major cycling route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich gets underway on Jamaica Road.

The work, which began earlier this month, is causing traffic disruption in the area as the major thoroughfare has been reduced to a single lane in each direction.

Michael Powell says:

It’s about time they put them at Canada Water Station, the amount of times you can’t get on a train there, they would be a godsend.

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