Road.cc (12 February 2012) If it’s not a folder, you can’t take it on board – but campaigners say full-size bikes okay on similar trains in Germany http://road.cc/content/news/52483-tyne-wear-metro-operator-rejects-calls-allow-trial-letting-bikes-trains
Tag Archive: Bikes on Metro
Today Metro announces the first modernised carriage has taken to the tracks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17032582. Years ago the cycling community had been promised that the refurbishment would give consideration to the carrying of bikes. Funny that.
Journal (9 February 2012) Metro bosses urged to let bikes on-board by Newcastle Cycling Campaign http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/02/09/metro-bosses-urged-to-let-bikes-on-board-by-newcastle-cycling-campaign-61634-30295137/ [html]
Chronicle (9 February 2012) Metro bosses reject call to allow bikes on trains http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2012/02/09/metro-bosses-reject-call-to-allow-bikes-on-trains-72703-30297589/
We ‘learnt’ that Metro bosses are still playing the same old record, see today’s Journal and the Chronicle. For the ones interested in the detail: Contrary to Huw Lewis, head of communciations, announcement, the working group (task & finish group)…
Today we wrote an open letter to Bernard Garner calling for a trial run. We’ve also pledged our involvement.
04.02.2012 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLE CAMPAIGNERS’ CALL FOR A TRIAL OF BIKES ON THE METRO An open letter was sent today to Metro bosses asking to pilot the carriage of standard bicycles on their network. The bicycle…
Metro’s press release following the conference now reveals they weren’t considering the matter of bicycles on the metro after all. They’d already ruled it out! Why, Metro, why? Left hand, right hand… or is it something altogether more sinister? We’ll…
A collection of our the older news items for the Bikes on Metro campaign… it’s a looong story.
15.09.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BIKES ON METRO ANYONE? To celebrate Bike Week Newcastle Cycling Campaign and online-bikes.co.uk launched a competition to gather views about the metro and how to better integrate cycling into the journey. Eager to…