When the Brompton Dock was launched last year at Guildford train station, there were high hopes that the innovative cycle hire system would take off at other stations. Since then, Brompton Dock Ltd, the sister company of Brompton Bicycle, has been busy concluding agreements with train operators to take the system nationwide with 14 locations set to be operational this year.
The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) this week celebrated the work done by train companies, associated industry groups and individuals across the country to encourage the combined use of cycle and rail travel.
Cycle hire schemes are great but they don’t always provide an integrated transport solution by the very nature that the bikes are heavy and cumbersome. Bike manufacturer Brompton hopes to change that with an innovative cycle hire solution based around its iconic folding bike.