Arriva Trains Wales has won an award in the 2015 ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) annual Cycle Rail Awards. The award was in the Partnership Working Category in recognition of work by Arriva in improving the provision for cyclists at Chester Station.
In recognising the work, the judges commented, “This is a great example of working in partnership to significantly improve cycle provision and security at a Grade 2 listed station. Arriva Trains Wales’ overarching aim was to encourage the use of cycles to access Chester Railway Station by increasing cycle parking, and reducing cycle crime in the process. By encouraging cyclerail usage, the secondary aim was to reduce congestion on local roads and minimise overcrowding in car parks.”
A Chester Cycling Campaign member nominated Arriva Train Wales, citing in particular the new double decker parking stands recently installed at the station.
Further details about the award and the station improvements can be found by clicking on the link below which opens an extract from the winners’ PDF brochure.