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An intercity rail station, perhaps called Gateshead Angel, should be built on the underused Tyne Yard. It could be one of the best cycle connected long-distance rail stations in the country, if some cycle lane improvements in this largely flat area can be put in place (also the Bowes Railway cycle route passes Kibblesworth just to the south of the rail freight yard). Cycle hire could available for incoming visitors, who might be visiting e.g. the Team Valley Trading Estate. Also, there should be more secure cycle storage, for people who are taking the train to go away for a few days (one of the best examples of secure cycle storage is at Leicester railway station – it’s actually indoors). Ultimately, HS2 trains could also stop here. There might also be local trains for ‘cycle park and ride’ users. Obviously there would also be a bus station and car parking facilities, given the proximity to local bus routes and to the A1. If people aren’t driving on roads towards Newcastle either to work or to catch the train at Central Station towards London etc., then there is more capacity on the roads for cyclist commuters.

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