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Hykeham train station passenger numbers double

More people are now choosing to use the Hykeham train station, according to new statistics.

The figures from Access LN6 found that in the last four years, passengers have more than doubled.

The passenger counts for July 2014 saw on average 143 people per day boarding or leaving trains at Hykeham Station, whereas in 2010 this figure was only 64.

The Access LN6 team believe that the recent improvements made to the station have helped, plus working with local businesses and residents to encourage more people to use the train.

Local resident Andrew Abbott travels from Hykeham to Nottingham on the train. He said: “The improvements at Hykeham Station are great.

“The free parking makes it easy and convenient, and the new cycle storage means more people can bike to the station and then catch the train.

“Hopefully, these improvements will encourage more people to travel sustainably,” he added.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “One of the main objectives for Access LN6 was to increase rail patronage at Hykeham Station.

“By March 2015, our target was for 96 people per day to be using the train, so we are delighted with the latest figures which show that not only have we achieved this, but exceeded this target eight months in advance.”

Access LN6 travel advisors have visited 10,000 homes in the area to talk about all the different sustainable travel options in LN6.