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[Image taken 25.1.23] LNER 20.11 Doncaster to York service. Following pressure from passengers who could no longer travel or who struggled to travel due to the Azumas having hooks for cycles and their use being mandatory, LNER retrofitted … [more]

[Image taken: Date unknown] This is a Creative Commons image. As it shows a CrossCountry ( train I'm locating it at the company's HQ: 18 The Priory, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6BS. The image is indicative to … [more]

[UPDATE: #185215] [Image taken 4.3.22] The York Tap, York rail station, York. Two men, one woman, with cycles at the York Tap ( (The other two bikes were leant against the wall behind the man in the fluoro top left in the … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Rail station, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This cycle caught my eye as I pedalled past. It was still on the top layer of the two-storey storage racks (see: #170490) but… the person approaching it had … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Library Square, York. What I call a ‘York’cycle ie one set up for carrying dependants/shopping in short for utility use. In addition to the child seat it has a basket. Chunky. Heavy. I noticed this was an e-cycle. How … [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. Other image this cycle (Paris C7 HMB see: #176780. One-prong stand. Integral lock. So the cycle does not need the Sheffield rack to support it but it does … [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. A Paris C7 HMB. This e-cycle is very smart. It has an upright riding position and permanent panniers – so a ‘York’cycle (machine set up for utility use). But it is heavy. The weight of this … [more]

[Image taken: 14.9.21 ] LNER Azuma 10.02 from York to London King's Cross. The person who loaded the crates was still there when the cyclist with a cycle reservation arrived. The crate loader moved the crates to accommodate the cycle. The … [more]

[UPDATE: See #173797 for the 22.9.21 TPE response to my complaint to Matthew Golton, TPE MD and subsequent emails to the TPE Accessibility and Integration Manager.] [Image taken 3.9.21] [See: #183348 for how hooks impact on travel for a … [more]

[Image taken 3.9.21] TransPennine Express (TPE) service York-Dewsbury. The cycle carriage on this train design is hooks in a cupboard. I consider this completely discriminatory as it means I cannot travel independently. (See discussion … [more]

Response from Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Service and Operations Director, TPE, from Wednesday, 17 August 2022: "As I have mentioned previously, we are looking into potential changes with the design, but we are not able to replace the racks … [more]

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