Greater Anglia reminds passengers of cycle carriage policy

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Train operator, Greater Anglia, is reminding passengers of its cycle policy.

Announcements will be made at stations, and information cards handed out, to advise people of the rules.

In particular, those who wish to take a bike on an Intercity train between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London are being reminded that they must book ahead to reserve a space for their cycle on board, with up to six bicycles carried on each train.

The company will also continue to enforce the policy of no full-sized cycles on trains into London and Cambridge during the morning peak times during the week. However, folding bikes can be carried on all services at all times.

Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Jonathan Denby, said, “We welcome cyclists and their cycles on our services, but do have limited space so we ask that passengers respect the policy and when travelling on intercity services to reserve their cycle space in advance to avoid disappointment.

“Passenger numbers are increasing on many of our services, and stations are getting busier.

“We have a clear and long-established policy which is essential for the safe operation of our trains and also for the safe movement of large numbers of people around our trains, stations and platforms, which is why we cannot carry full size cycles on some routes at peak times.

“We also have cycle parking spaces at all our stations, so for many customers it may be practical to cycle to or from the station without taking a bike on the train, thereby still getting the benefit of a journey combining both these environmentally-friendly forms of travel.”

Bikes are carried free of charge on Greater Anglia services when accompanied by a valid ticket holder. However, spaces are limited with accommodation for four bicycles on regional services and six on intercity services.

The policy in detail can be found at https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/your-journey/cycling/...