NEW bike racks at Beaconsfield Railway Station were officially opened last week.

The improvements have been made to allow for better provisions for the station and it coincides with new cycling paths to be added to the town.

There are now 180 spaces, which is double the previous amount, on both sides of the station, all to be overseen by CCTV.

The bike racks were officially opened by County Councillor Adrian Busby on Thursday, April 24.

Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport, Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, said: “We are delighted to be able to make these improvements to the cycle parking at Beaconsfield Railway Station to make it easier for cyclists to get to and from the station as well as improving access to pedestrians.”

The new racks are part of a Sustrans Access to Stations project, on which the County Council and Chiltern Railways have partnered, and was part-funded by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Rob Munday, Beaconsfield Station Manager, said: “Through our partnership with Sustrans and Buckinghamshire County Council we continue to deliver a range of benefits to passengers and I’m really pleased with the improvements and extra cycle space at Beaconsfield Station.”