Passengers can now ‘bike & go’ from Great Yarmouth train station

Brandon Lewis MP officially launching the Bike and Go scheme at Great Yarmouth rail station.

Picture: James Bass Brandon Lewis MP officially launching the Bike and Go scheme at Great Yarmouth rail station. Picture: James Bass

Friday, May 9, 2014
5:13 PM

People stepping off trains at Great Yarmouth station can hop straight onto bikes thanks to a new pedal scheme.

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The ‘Bike & Go’ initiative, the UK’s first major train station cycle hire programme, was launced by Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis today.

Abellio Greater Anglia said the bike scheme offers travellers low cost, rapid and convenient cycle rental across 15 of its stations. It is modelled on the Dutch Railways OV-fiets station cycle hire scheme.

To use the bikes, passengers must register and pay a £10 annual subscription, plus the daily hire cost of £3.80.

Andrew Goodrum, Abellio Greater Anglia’s customer service director, said, “Great Yarmouth’s new Bike & Go facility will improve the service and choice that we provide for our customers who are keen to cycle to and from their local station. Competitively priced and easy to use, Bike & Go complements other investments we are making to improve cycle parking with more secure facilities and new cycle points, offering a greener and healthier travel choice for our customers.”

Mr Lewis said: “This will allow residents and visitors alike to see our town on two wheels, making more of their visit while keeping fit and reducing their impact on the environment.

“This is just one of the many improvements in the pipeline for our train station and I look forward to trying one of the bikes myself.”

4 comments

  • These bikes were installed here in Ely,Cambridgeshire. They took up valuable bike rack space on the platform and have not been used. Complete waste of money and space.

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    wes1975

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • We have had an identical scheme to this here in BLACKPOOL cost the council tax payers a fortune, was a white elephant from day one, as far as I know all the bikes have been sold off after just one season, cost so much money that the tory council was kicked out .

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    bingoman

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • The station used to be served by the 606 & 607 bus but this was suspended and finished a few years ago and never replaced. Now no buses go to and from the station except for the free Asda bus every 30 minutes if your lucky. I stopped using the station years ago and now use the Anglian 617 bus or X1 bus from Gorleston which takes me direct into Norwich. No more messing about with a long walk from the station into town at either Yarmouth or Norwich, the bus is far better!

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    Davman66

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • This is about the last thing GY station needs. it may be ok for a few tourists but everyone who lives within biking distance can pick up a second hand car boot bike for a tenner. What GY station needs is a frequent bus service to and from the bus interchange that can miss the gridlock on Fullers Hill and the Breydon Roundabout ( traffic used to use the Bure Bridge -what a shame it was not brought up to midi bus standard) And a much bigger secure long term car park for those driving in from the surrounding areas who would like to see their car unscratched and undented and still there when they get back from their train trip. And earlier and later trains so that one does not have to drive to Norwich to be sure of getting away in time or of being able to get home at the end of the day. And earlier trains on Sundays. And more carriages in summer. And more room to take bikes on the trains.

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    Daisy Roots

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

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