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25th March 2020 Issue no. 500
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Free bike locks handed out to commuters
Free bike security locks were on offer at Bedford Railway Station recently in an attempt to cut the number of cycle thefts, reports Bedford Today.
First Capital Connect (FCC) and the British Transport Police (BTP) stepped up their campaign against cycle crime at Bedford railway station by handing out free high security locks worth around £40.
FCC has invested £7,000 in free high security locks and identity marking kits as well as upping the number of secure cycle storage bays by more than 200 per cent.
FCC crime prevention manager Tony Holland said: "We want to encourage more people to cycle to our stations to reduce congestion and pollution in the communities we serve. That's why we've more than doubled the number of bicycle racks at our stations across the network and why we are giving out free locks today to discourage crime.
"To keep customers safe and secure we also invest heavily in a dedicated team of British Transport Police officers to patrol our route and operate a 24/7 CCTV centre in Edmonton. This investment and our many crime prevention initiatives, has reduced crime by 37 per cent on our network in the seven years we have operated this franchise."
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