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You're advised to reserve a space for it before you travel -
bike reservations are free and can be made by calling 0844 811
On most of our trains we have two reservable bike spaces and one
further space for unreserved bikes. Bikes without a reservation
will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and can only
be carried subject to space being available. If you have a folding
bike, you can carry these as normal hand luggage.
Please check where you should store your bike when you make your
reservation. Bikes must be carried in the designated area of the
train - we can't carry bikes in aisles or vestibule areas as they
can cause an obstruction.
Please check whether any track improvement work is taking place
which could affect your journey - see Travel updates. We're
sorry but bikes can't be carried on any rail replacement road
You can check the bike facilities available at your local
station by visiting the National Rail
For safety reasons, our on-board staff can refuse to allow bikes
on board if there is insufficient space on the train. As space is
limited, we are unable to convey tandems, tricycles, bike trailers,
motorbikes, scooters, mopeds or motorised bikes on any of our
Brompton Dock, a folding bike hire company offers the public,
including train passengers, anytime access to folding bikes at a
number of storage docks situated on the CrossCountry network,
providing an end-to-end travel solution.
CrossCountry passengers have access to docks at the following
• Bristol Temple Meads
• Exeter St Davids
• Manchester Piccadilly
• Reading (coming soon)
Docks are situated within close vicinity of the station building,
usually the station car park or entrance. For a full list of locations and details of how you can hire a
bike please visit the Brompton Dock website for further
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