Neil welcomes news of extra bike space at station

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough has welcomed confirmation from the Rail Minister, Andrew Jones MP, that Market Harborough Railway Station will benefit from 100 extra bike spaces.

The announcement came after bids were made for funding by Neil, East Midlands Trains and the rail users’ group and confirmed in Parliament recently.

Neil said, “More and more people are choosing to cycle to the station, so the news of extra capacity for bikes is very welcome. It’s not only good for people’s health but also it means fewer cars making the journey to the station and will hopefully have a positive impact on congestion and emissions also.

I’d like to pay tribute to the rail users’ group in particular for all of the work they do on so many matters affecting the station and its users. It’s not always something that attracts the headlines, but can and does make a real difference to so many people and their journeys.”