Everything you need to know about taking your bike on our trains including how to reserve a space which is compulsory on our Intercity Express Train high-speed services and highly recommended whenever the option is available on other services.
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You can reserve a bike space, at the station or over the phone, at any time before your train arrives. You should do this as early as you can. Storage is limited and bikes can't be kept in the areas by the doors.
Folding bikes with a maximum 20-inch wheel can be carried as luggage without any restriction. Please make sure you fold it before boarding.
We can’t accept bikes on replacement buses so check for engineering work before you travel.
Includes local services in Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, the Cotswolds and between the South Coast and Wales.
You can reserve a bike space on a limited number of these services. If you do not hold a reservation, bikes are carried on a first come, first served basis.
On most trains there's space for 2 full size bikes; however, some trains may have more room available. A bike symbol next to the exterior door will show you where to put your bike.
Some of our local services are operated by our ‘Castle Class’ trains. These have a dedicated cycle storage area at one end of the train in Carriage A. Please ask the train Conductor or station staff if you need any help.
Brompton folding bikes can be taken on public transport, making them a great option for your commute. They’re also a cheap way to travel, kind to the environment and a brilliant way to see more of a place.
You can hire Brompton bikes from the following stations: