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The Morecambe Bay Partnership team with MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron at Grange Station
Ways Around The Bay

Pop-up active travel hub at Grange-over-Sands

Exciting news - we are trialling a new active travel hub at the station and intend to offer mobility scooter and E-bike hire in 2024.
Read on to find out the latest news.

Pop-up active travel hub at Grange-over-Sands

Exciting news!

We are opening a ‘pop-up’ active travel hub at Grange-over-Sands Station as part of the Ways Around the Bay programme.

Currently we operate a free Tramper hire service with local volunteers based at Grange Library car park, and we've now secured a lease agreement with Northern Trains to operate the trial active travel hub until the end of March 2025 in the Old Waiting Room on Platform 2.

We plan to use the building to operate a service providing access to our services and community projects as well as testing the feasibility of an active travel hub to include mobility scooter and E-bike hire.

Richard Frank, Team Leader for Access and Infrastructure said ‘The lease is an ideal opportunity to encourage walking and cycling for both health and leisure. The hub is accessible by bus and train and will provide options for car-free itineraries for everyone, locals and visitors alike– no matter their level of fitness or experience.’

Car-free days out from Grange-over-Sands

A suite of itineraries will be developed to provide half and full day rides from Grange to encourage this as a day out option as well as an activity programme of guided rides and walks with accessibility for all in mind, to encourage walking and cycling for health, and opportunities to chat and make friends.

Local MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron popped by recently to offer his support and said ‘The active travel hub gives rail users and non-rail users alike the chance to explore the peninsula by bike or mobility scooter. It will bring more life and activity to Grange Station and is a brilliant use of the space allowing even more people to enjoy the beauty of the Bay.’

Mobility and E-bike survey - what are your needs?

As the hub is a trial, could you help us by spending a few minutes completing this online survey? If you live, work in, or are a visitor to Grange, your invaluable input will help us to provide what you need. All responses are completely anonymous.

Enter the survey here.

Frequently asked questions

When will the active travel hub open, and how often?

We are in the process of preparing the building and plan to open gradually over the next few months. Initially, it will open on an ad-hoc basis with the aim to open at least 5 days per week by late Spring, depending on how much demand there is for the services offered.

What will the hub be offering?

We'll be providing:

  • free mobility scooter hire with direct access on to the car-free prom.
  • paid for E-bike hire with reduced rates for locals dependent on the research we gather over the next few months. This is in addition to the existing Tramper hire service which is based at Grange Library.
  • Pop down and chat to staff and find out information about Morecambe Bay Partnership’s services and community projects and how to get involved.
  • Advice and suggestions for local walking and cycling routes and low-carbon itineraries for exploring the wider Bay area.

We’ll also develop a targeted activity programme of guided rides and walks aimed at those who face barriers to cycling & walking, for health improvement, and social interaction.

Are there any volunteering opportunities available?

We are in the process of training up some local volunteers in a variety of possible roles to help us run the hub. You can read more about the potential roles on offer here and if you're interest to join the hub team, please email us at waysaroundthebay@morecambebay.org.uk and we'll get in touch.

Why is Morecambe Bay Partnership trialling this hub?

The trial is part of Ways Around The Bay, a programme which aims to establish Morecambe Bay as a centre for walking, cycling and exploring the Bay in low carbon ways. The initiative is creating more inclusive access, so everyone can enjoy the Bay’s inspiring landscapes, nature, history and culture. The programme is funded by the Department for Levelling Up (Coastal Communities Fund) via Westmorland and Furness Council.

How can I keep up to date with this project?

Keep visiting this page which will be kept up to date with all information on opening times, activities and how to book:
You can also keep updated by signing up to our newsletter or following our social media channels - the links are found at the bottom of this page.

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