Due to unprecedented levels of vandalism and theft, Santander Cycles have made the difficult decision to temporarily close two hubs in the city centre – at Civic Centre and Waterfront Museum. Read more.
A message from Swansea University Estates Team & Santander:
"Over the past few months, the Santander bike scheme has been subject to unprecedented levels of vandalism and theft. Whilst the scheme operator Tier, in conjunction with the University, have taken all practical steps to mitigate the impact and resolve the situation, the position has now become untenable and there is an emerging risk that the entire scheme could become unviable.
As such, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close two hubs in the city centre – at Civic Centre and Waterfront Museum. The stations will be out of use from Monday 27 November, please do not leave any bicycles at these locations.
We are also relocating Fabian Way station to inside the park and ride. This means you will not be able to access this station from 7pm to 7am.
We are continuing to work closely with South Wales Police and other partners to investigate and rectify the situation. We hope to be able to open the hubs again in the near future.
This decision has been made to protect the scheme and ensure that bikes continue to be available for students and staff use. Hubs will continue to operate at:
· Singleton Campus
· Bay Campus
· ‘Inside’ Fabian Way Park and Ride
· Mumbles – Knab Rock/ Oystermouth Please refer to the nextbike by Tier app for exact locations.
Bike theft is a major issue not just in Swansea, but across the UK currently. Please remember that if you have your own bike, take up the offer of free bike registration through Bike Register, by contacting Travel@swansea.ac.uk. Also, students can pick up free lights and locks at Fulton House Reception Singleton Campus, and My Uni Hub, Tower Building Bay Campus."