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Gallery: Bikes on Trains

facilities for carrying cycles by rail

This gallery was created on Tuesday, 31st May 2016

Newer South West Trains trains have a '3 bicycles' logo on carriages.

A surprising amount of convertible space in SouthWest Trains 'Juniper' trains on the Waterloo-Reading line - although external marking is for wheelchairs only, not bikes.

Bodmin Parkway station - Sustrans milepost and new sign showing position for loading cycles on High Speed Trains

Trains, trams and the underground in Cologne allow bicycles at any time at a charge. Bicycles travel free after 16:00 hrs. All "S-Bahn" carriages I used were carrying at least one full size bike. This bike was at 5:30 pm on the service from ... [more]

Cycle space is far tighter on the Class 317 trains to Liverpool Street than on the Class 365s to Kings Cross.

Cycle space in convertible area on refurbished Class 317 train, Cambridge-London Liverpool Street route.

The Rio de Janeiro metro - the emphasis seems to be on getting people to cycle to the station, rather than taking bikes on trains (in the small print it mentions that they're allowed on Sundays and holidays only).

Buenos Aires suburban trains carry bikes at all times, in an area marked 'fourgon' (and using the disabled gates to the platforms).

Leaflet about carrying bikes on Chicago's suburban trains - in to the city after 0930, out except 1500-1700 and at weekends except for festivals. Timetables spell out exactly how many bikes can be carried by each train (2 or 3 in each carri ... [more]

Bikes are allowed on all off-peak suburban trains around Philadelphia - although the trains are totally unsuitable for any kind of suburban service, let alone carrying bikes.

Multi-purpose space in a modern French train - the metre-gauge Mont Blanc Express, from St Gervais to Chamonix and Martigny - cycle hooks, baggage space and folding seats.

Multi-purpose space in a modern French regional train - ski racks to left, hooks for hanging bikes, and folding seats.

Multi-purpose space in French regional train - hooks and wheel-troughs for bikes, folding 'strapontin' seats.

Bicycle carriage on DB sleeper train Paris Munich (in winter).

The rear of the current Sao Paolo metro map is entirely concerned with the new regulations for carrying bikes on the metro (Mon-Fri evenings, Sat afternoon/evening and all day Sunday).

The Sao Paolo metro - load your bike (late evenings, Sat afternoon/evening, all day Sunday) into the rear carriage only.

Bicycle parking (hanging) at a Rio de Janeiro metro station.

Bikes are carried on the Montréal metro (front carriage only) - offpeak, including the middle of the day.

Sign to wheelchair/bike elevator to Washington DC Metro

Multipurpose space in a First Scotrail Class 170 train

Convertible space in South West Trains Desiro trains

Inside a Dutch train - the sign reads, in English 'A folding bicycle may be carried free of charge. Other bicycles may be carried only outside peak times and you will need to pay an additional charge'.

Multipurpose space in a Dutch train.

Cyclists (mainly from Ely) queueing to get through the ticket barriers at 0825 - about the busiest it got in the morning peak during the cycle count.

Bike racks in a Spanish rural train

Storage space for 4 normal bikes or 2 tandems on a Virgin Pendolino

Sign showing where to load bikes at the northern end of Pendolino trains.

Interior of London Overground's new tube-style Class 378 train - plenty of space for cycles.

Doorway marked for cycles and wheelchairs in a Class 313 train on the lines to Welwyn Garden City, Hertford North and Letchworth - in fact it's identical to the other door bays, with no modifications.

Bicycle Area on the Vancouver Skytrain

Information in French and English about carriage of bikes on the Chamonix Valley trains.

Bike-hanging space in a metre-gauge Chamonix Valley train

Advice on cycle carriage in the Corail Lunéa night train from St Gervais to Paris.

Cycle space on the Corail Lunéa night train from St Gervais to Paris - it's hard to know how you're meant to attach your bike.

Not the easiest access to the cycle space on the Corail Lunéa night train from St Gervais to Paris.

Cycle space on refurbished South West Trains inner-suburban train.

Clearly marked cycle space in the driving trailer of a Corail push-pull train running between Paris and Dijon

Multi-purpose space for cycles etc in a modern French electro-diesel train used by TER Bourgogne.

LOTS of space for bikes in the end compartment of a French local push-pull train.

Lots of cycle space in the driving trailer of a Hungarian InterCity push-pull train.

An old-fashioned baggage carriage for bikes on the Budapest-Szombathely InterCity train.

Convertible space in a First Great Western Class 150 local train.

Twelve cycle spaces in a German local train.

Twelve cycle spaces in a German local train.

National Cycle Network route 3 sign at Cornwall's Regimental Museum.

Lifts at Rostock Main Station, just large enough for two bikes (with luggage) and two adults. Location: Stadtteil Sudstadt, Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)

Location: Wilhelmstadt, Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) Bike fastened on the RE Magdeburg - Berlin

Bike compartment on the IC Oldenburg - Leipzig Location: , Neu Ummendorf (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

Location: , Oldenburg (Lower Saxony, Germany) Bike compartment on the IC Oldenburg - Leipzig

German IC bike carriage.

Cycle racks on a train.

Bicycle symbol on Die Bahn trains.

The metre-gauge trains between St Gervais, Chamonix and Martigny only carry five bikes (at least in France) and cyclists are often turned away. Good to have bilingual info (the Chamonix area has a huge English population).

Flexible space in an SNCF regional train.

Cycle compartment on a regional train in Romania.

Cycle space in first-class carriage on a Zurich-Schaffhausem InterRegional train.

Cycle space in a double-deck Zürich S-Bahn train

Bikes hanging on a Chur-Basel Intercity train.

Two huge areas for bikes on the S-Bahn train to Uetliberg, Zürich

Notice about cycle carriage in the Lausanne metro

Cycle space on modern Geneva suburban train (Coppet to Lancy Pont-Rouge)

Cycle space in the locomotive, Montreux Oberland Bahn, Switzerland

Cycle space in a French regional train from Annecy to Valence

Cycle space in Chambéry-Grenoble-Valence regional train

Cycle stowage area on this First Great Western 'Cross Country' service (not to be confused with Cross Country trains). The seat folds back to allow the bikes to slot in, but there's nothing to keep them secure. Two cyclists joined the serv ... [more]

Convertible space in Chambéry-Grenoble regional train

Bike hanging on Chambéry-Grenoble regional train

Cycle space on the metre-gauge St Bernard Express train from Martigny to La Châble (for Verbier)

Designated cycle space in the new trams in Reims

Fold-down seats and cycle space in a Class 440 regional train in Bavaria

Bike cage on the Night Riviera sleeper train from London to Penzance.

Remarkable amount of convertible space around the disabled toilet in the new Class 379 trains between London Liverpool St, Stansted Airport and Cambridge.

LOTS of convertible (cycle) space on a regional train in Bavaria

A few students take bikes on the train between Bilbao and Donostia/San Sebastián.

Bike on main-line RENFE train, Donostia/San Sebastián.

Bikes on local Euskotren train, Donostia/San Sebastián.

Cycle (etc) space on Santiago-Chillán train, Chile

First ScotRail - take your bike on this train Location: Ardrossan Harbour station (Scotland, United Kingdom) This is what passes for bicycle accommodation on the train home from Ardrossan after a day cycling round Arran. The train tha ... [more]

Good provision for cycles in the driving trailer of an East Coast electric train (at the south end, as a rule)

Good combined cycle and baggage space on a Northern Rail Class 150 train between Harrogate and Leeds.

Virgin Trains will take up to 4 bikes or 2 tandems on their Pendolino trains, but only by reservation

East Coast's High Speed Trains now have their cycle space just behind the power car.

East Coast's High Speed Trains now have their cycle space just behind the power car.

Cycle space on a German IC train

Plenty of flexible space for bikes, buggies, wheelchairs and baggage on the new Class 379 Stansted Express trains (also on some Liverpool St-Cambridge services) - but bikes are banned on the Stansted Express

Plenty of convertible space in this Swiss regional train

Plenty of convertible space in this Swiss regional train

Cycle space on a Class 357 Electrostar train on the c2c (North Thameside) route.

Caltrain trains have a carriage with lots of space for bikes at each end of the train.

Caltrain trains have a carriage with lots of space for bikes at each end of the train.

Spacious Bike Car (the lower level of a double-deck carriage) on the Caltrain line from San Francisco to San José

Spacious Bike Car (the lower level of a double-deck carriage) on the Caltrain line from San Francisco to San José.

Spacious Bike Car (the lower level of a double-deck carriage) on the Caltrain line from San Francisco to San José

The new Class 379 Stansted Express trains: lots of convertible space - but bikes are banned (except when they're used on Liverpool St-Cambridge services).

The new Class 379 Stansted Express trains: lots of convertible space - but bikes are banned (except when they're used on Liverpool St-Cambridge services).

The new Class 379 Stansted Express trains: lots of convertible space - but bikes are banned (except when they're used on Liverpool St-Cambridge services).

Bike hanging on a St Gervais-Annecy regional SNCF electric multiple unit

Standing/baggage space (not primarily intended for bikes - see #52966) on a St Gervais-Bellegarde regional train

Cycle hooks and ski rack in a St Gervais-Bellegarde regional train

Cycle space is MUCH tighter on the Class 321 trains that occasionally turn up on the Cambridge line, compared to the usual Class 365s and 317s.

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