The joint project is funded by Transport for London as part of the Mayor of London’s strategy to increase the number of people cycling in the capital. Additional cycle shelters and stands, as well as CCTV cameras have been installed at Surbiton, Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington, Strawberry Hill, Feltham, Hounslow, Tolworth, Kew Bridge, Chessington South, Ewell West, Hampton Wick and Fulwell stations.
It is expected that continuing work in 2007/08 will focus on North London Railway stations, which will fall under Transport for London’s jurisdiction from November 2007.
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, said: “Cycling in London is booming with recent figures showing an 83 per cent increase since 2000. To encourage cycling we are spending record amounts on projects such as this one with South West Trains, to improve conditions for cyclists even further.”
The cycle facilities programme is complemented by a £32 million Transport for London programme to make London’s suburban rail stations safer. One hundred and sixty-two stations have been improved, with new and upgraded CCTV, help points, and better lighting in an around stations.