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Nextbike stripped of contract to operate West Mids bike hire

Bike Hire

Andrew Forster
02 August 2019
Happier days: West Midlands mayor Andy Street (centre) marking the award of the Nextbike contract
Happier days: West Midlands mayor Andy Street (centre) marking the award of the Nextbike contract

 

Transport for the West Midlands is to procure a new bike hire operator after terminating its contract with Nextbike.

Nextbike, headquartered in Germany, was awarded a five-year contract last spring for a dock-based scheme covering the conurbation (LTT 30 Mar 18). The company promised 5,000 bikes and 500 docking stations, saying that 2,000 bikes would be in place by last September and the remaining 3,000 by September this year. 

In practice, however, Nextbike has only put 25 bikes into...

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