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Serco to design, build and run London's first cycle hire scheme

Transport for London has selected Serco to design, build, operate and maintain the capital’s first cycle hire scheme.

The scheme which will comprise a fleet of bicycles, docking stations (some of which may be mobile), docking points and supporting infrastructure in London.

Initially this will comprise a fleet of 6 000 bicycles spread across approximately 400 docking stations within an area equivalent, but not identical, to the 44km² central London Fare Zone 1. Docking Stations will be placed approximately 300 metres apart.

The design element includes bicycles, docking points, terminals, information management systems, business operations and maintenance processes.

The build element will include site preparation, surveying, build and installation of cycle hire assets as well as the implementation of the supporting information management systems.

The operation and maintenance elements encompass all the cycle hire assets (including the bicycles, docking stations and terminals), redistribution of the bicycles to meet customer demand, provision of a customer contact centre, revenue collection, user communications and marketing.

The contract will run for six years, the design and build work taking one year with the operation running for five years. There is an option to extend the contract for a further two years.

The contract award was posted on the EU’s Tenders Electronic Daily today. Keep up to date with contract awards on NCE’s Market Data page

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