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All across the Great Western territory => Active travel: Cyclists and walkers, including how the railways deal with them => Topic started by: CyclingSid on November 03, 2019, 10:30:34 am



Title: Call for comments on bikes on trains
Post by: CyclingSid on November 03, 2019, 10:30:34 am
Road.cc want you to let us know your experiences, good and bad about bikes on trains:
https://road.cc/content/news/268255-bikes-trains-let-us-know-your-experiences-good-and-bad (https://road.cc/content/news/268255-bikes-trains-let-us-know-your-experiences-good-and-bad)
Existing comments not all negative. Expected it to be a beat up TOCs session. Maybe need somebody to point out that it isn't entirely in the hands of the TOCs, especially with the new trains on GWR and LNER.


Title: Re: Call for comments on bikes on trains
Post by: CyclingSid on November 04, 2019, 10:18:04 am
And a comment from the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/bike-blog/2019/nov/04/rail-companies-bike-policy-bicycle-storage-trains (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/bike-blog/2019/nov/04/rail-companies-bike-policy-bicycle-storage-trains)
Presumably will get lost in the noise of an election and Brexit.


Title: Re: Call for comments on bikes on trains
Post by: eightf48544 on November 04, 2019, 11:23:27 am
According to Modern Railways Scotrail are converting a number of 153s to bike carriers to run on the West Highland line.


Title: Re: Call for comments on bikes on trains
Post by: CyclingSid on June 18, 2020, 05:23:15 pm
Well ScotRail have announced a fancy livery for their bike carriages:
https://road.cc/content/news/scotrail-reveals-striking-livery-its-bicycle-carriages-274513 (https://road.cc/content/news/scotrail-reveals-striking-livery-its-bicycle-carriages-274513)
The planned internal views have been shown before.
No obvious date for introduction.


Title: Re: Call for comments on bikes on trains
Post by: Clan Line on June 18, 2020, 09:54:20 pm
" five carriages converted to carry bikes as well as bulky items including rucksacks and, in the winter, skiing and snowboarding equipment......."

Wot - no surfboards ?



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