Rail franchise – policy on cycles

Here is a link to the DfT announcement of the intention to award contracts to Arriva Trains North and First Transpennine:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/massive-boost-to-rail-services-brings-northern-powerhouse-to-life

Neither this nor the related statements issued this morning mention improvements to provision for cycle users or continued consultation with them. The Secretariat is seeking further information, in particular on what promises may have been made in the Arriva bid concerning provision for cycle users or dialogue with them. Watch this space for more info when it becomes available.

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