A new ‘super’ docking station has opened at London’s Waterloo Station to meet the growing demand for Barclays Cycle Hire bikes in the capital.
With over two million cycle journeys now made on the iconic blue bikes since the launch of the scheme five months ago, the new 126 space docking station is the first to be installed within a mainline railway station.
Deanna Oppenheimer, Vice-Chair, Global Retail Banking, CEO Western Europe and CEO UK Retail Banking at Barclays, said: “To record two million cycle journeys since July illustrates the positive public response to Barclays Cycle Hire. This demand is further demonstrated by the opening of the new 'super' docking station at Waterloo and we look forward to many more people continuing to enjoy the benefits of the scheme.”
The opening of this new docking station follows last month’s announcement of the scheme’s expansion to the east of the city in time for the Olympic Games in 2012.
Once complete the expanded scheme will cover 65km² of the capital, with around 8,000 hire bikes available from 14,400 docking points at hundreds of locations across central and eastern London.