The Crossrail project would see a new underground route built beneath
Now the CTC, the
Crossrail users would take lifts from ground level down to underground platforms, and campaigners claim there woiuld be plenty of room for bikes.
CTC policy coordinator Chris Peck said, "Crossrail is mad to stop cyclists travelling in and out of central
“There is no reason why Crossrail can't allow cycles on their trains - these will be large trains with flexible space and lift access to platforms.
"Underground railways in
The Crossrail route will run from Maidenhead in the west to Shenfield in
The tunnelled section will run from Acton Main Line to Abbey Wood and
Cycle parking will not be provided at the Crossrail stations to be constructed in the central, tunnelled section (
You can read the Crossrail cycle policy here.
The CTC expects to be asked to make its case for better cycle facilities to a Select Committee in March this year. The Crossrail Bill, which would grant the legal powers to start the project, has been passed by the House of Commons, but has yet to be cleared by the House of Lords.