Train station bike park officially opens

The latest £400,000 addition to Dundee’s bike infrastructure has been officially opened at the city’s railway station.

Funded by Dundee City Council, Tactran and Abellio ScotRail, the 120 bike parking covered space was designed by Jacobs and Nicoll Russell Studios and built by Tayside Contracts.

Councillor Brian Gordon, chair of Tactran, said: “Dundee Railway Station is a major gateway for the city and the wider region.

“Tactran has supported the delivery of this high quality, safe and secure cycle parking facility and is delighted that it is now open for use.

“It will improve integration between cycling and rail travel, promote sustainable journey choices and encourage more active and healthy lifestyles.”

Kathryn Mackay, ScotRail cycling manager, said: “We want to join up journeys across Scotland, and that includes those which start and end by bike.

“The recent investment in the area is a clear sign that Dundee is undergoing a real transformation, and we’re confident that the new facilities will encourage more people to cycle as part of their journey.”

Councillor Kevin Cordell, Dundee City Council’s cycling spokesperson, added: “Encouraging more people to get on their bikes is not just about telling them that there are health and wellbeing benefits and it is good for the environment.

“It’s also about making sure that the facilities are there to make cycling as easy and pleasurable as possible.

“Having somewhere secure and accessible to put your machine when you arrive at your destination is critical to the decision to take the bike in the first place, which is why today’s opening is such a big deal.”

Accessible through automatic doors and covered by CCTV the facility is owned by Network Rail, managed and maintained by ScotRail and is free to use.

The shelter is located to the north west of the railway station next to the car park.

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