Nottm Station cycle stands at front being removed - Use the Bike Compound instead!
The cycle stands in the Porte Cochere just inside the front of Nottingham Station were due to be removed on Friday 23 September as part of the work on the refurbishment of the Station as 'The Hub' redevelopment Project and because of the steady increase in cycle thefts from this area this year.
In mid-September British Transport Police and East Midlands Trains put up notices to give people notice of this change and to encourage them to use the Bike Compound off Station Street shown in the pictures below.
The new arrangements include some stands for very short term users, wanting to buy tickets or make enquiries. During the redevelopment cyclists can use the temporary stands for this purpose installed in October 2010 just outside the Station on the pavement on Carrington Street.
Pedals welcomes further feedback on these changes and the other proposed new arrangements. Please send comments to Hugh.McClintock [at] ntlworld [dot] com
Any thefts or incidents should be reported to the Station Supervisor whose offices are located on Platform 3b
Update of 14 December 2010: Smartcard access to be introduced in Autumn 2011
Discussions have taken place between Keith Morgan of Nottingham City Council and EMT about improving security by introducing smartcard access to control entry into one half of the compound, leaving the other half as now. This is due to be introduced in the late autumn of 2011.
The Secure Bike Compound at Nottingham Station, developed by Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail was opened on Wednesday 21 July 2010.
Below are some photos taken on that occasion by Ioan Reed-Aspley of the City Council.
The story about the opening in the Nottingham Post of 22 July 2010 can be found here.
Future plans for short term parking as part of the Hub (Station Redevelopment) proposals will see stands installed opposite the cabman’s shelter and to the west of the southern vehicle exit to the Porte Cochere – in the enclosed area that is within the curtilage of the Station.
At a meeting in September 2011 to discuss future cycling provision in 'The Hub' it was also agreed to provide some cycle stands on the southern side of the Station, between the new multi-storey car park and the Station Concourse, near the 'kiss and ride' area.