Cycle racks at London Bridge are to be removed during the Olympic and Paralympic Games to provide extra space for the hundreds of thousands of additional passengers expected to use the station.
By Monday 9 July, the cycle racks will be removed and passengers directed to alternative free on-street racks at the nearby locations:
- Southwark Street
- Potters Field Park, City Hall
- Southwark Crown Court, Hays Galleria
- Guy’s Hospital
There is also paid for cycle storage at the nearby London Bridge Cycle Park.
Information is already available at the station to advise passengers of the temporary change.
Once the Paralympic Games have finished, new and improved cycle racks will be provided in the station. The new racks, which will be more secure and provide safe storage for even more cycles, will be able to accommodate up to 120 cycles, double the current provision.
Marion Roberts, station manager at London Bridge, said: “There will be a huge increase in the number of passengers using London Bridge station during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The temporary removal of the cycle racks will help provide extra capacity to allow everyone to enter and exit the station as quickly and easily as possible. The new provision, which will be in place after the Paralympic Games, will provide more spaces in a safer environment. We apologise for any inconvenience caused in the meantime.”