New double-decker cycle racks have been installed at Liverpool Street station, increasing the capacity for bikes at the station by 25%.

Before the installation took place, there were a total of 248 spaces for bikes, and there are now 310 spaces. The main racks can be found next to platform 10, while there are additional racks at the Bishopsgate entrance.

The new double-decker cycle racks have been supplied by Cyclepods and also come complete with gas-assisted hinges for the top tier, meaning that cyclists don’t have to lift the whole weight of their bike when loading and unloading.
The new racks also come with three locking points for each bike.

Jon Imeson from Cyclepods with Jon Mills from Network Rail

In order for the installation of the new racks to take place during the pandemic lockdown, engineers had to remove passengers’ bikes from the old racks. The bikes are being stored at Liverpool Street and can be collected from station reception until at least 21 September. You’ll need to bring your keys as both proof of ownership and to unlock the bike.

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3 comments
  1. Jon Jones says:

    All bike insurance (and police advise) is to lock your frame to something solid and not just your wheels.
    Those racks make it very hard to chain your bike frame to the rack.
    Hence all the bikeless front wheels at other train stations.

    • ianVisits says:

      The point of the middle upright loop is to make it easier to lock the bike frame to the bike rack.

  2. Liam says:

    One of my fondest visual memories of Amsterdam is the enormous bike park at the side of the Central Railway station. Simply incredible the amount of identical looking bikes on double/triple racks and floor upon floor of levels. How anyone remembered their bikes location is incredible.

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