GoCycle success: Surbiton cycle hire scheme expands

Surbiton GoCycle Dock
The successful Surbiton GoCycle docking station has now been extended to double capacity.

The folding bike hire scheme launched in Surbiton last year has proven so popular that the Council has approved an extension to the dock, doubling capacity.

The Brompton Bike Hire dock was launched in July as part of the Conservative-led council’s aim to encourage cycling. It provides 24/7 access to folding bike hire. The bikes, which are available for hire from £2.50 for 24 hours, complement the 10 new cycling routes being developed by as part of the Go Cycle programme.

Terry Paton

Councillor Terry Paton, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for the Go Cycle programme, said:

The Brompton Bike Hire scheme has proven to be a terrific success at Surbiton and has provided locals and visitors with more travel options for getting around our Borough. Fold-up bikes offer fantastic flexibility as they are portable on buses, trains, and taxis. There has been such a great demand that we’re looking at options for future docking stations elsewhere in the Borough.
To access a bike you need to sign up as a member by registering online. You can then book a bike online or via text. You can return your bike to any dock in the Brompton Bike network and you can keep the bike out for as long as you want as charges will just roll over. You only need to make a reservation to return the bike once you decide to give it back. Bikes can be folded and kept with you at all times.

Crossrail 2 will transform commuter services

Crossrail 2
Crossrail 2 will transform commuting from the Borough ... have your say.

Conservative-backed Crossrail 2 will double the frequency of services to London and reduce peak overcrowding.

Transport for London has release updated proposals for Crossrail 2 service, including a new factsheet about the impact on New Malden. A further ten trains per hour would stop at New Malden before fanning out to serve Norbiton and Kingston, or Berrylands and Surbiton. The Malden Manor, Tolworth and Chessington branch through Motspur Park would also see a substantially improved service.

However, the level crossing at Elm Road New Malden would have to be closed (or replaced by a bridge or tunnel) as it would not be practical or safe with so many trains.

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