Rail firm ban cyclists from services

Rail firm ban cyclists from services

Rail firm ban cyclists from services

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Cyclists are being reminded they won’t be able to take their bikes on a train after a charity cycle ride.

Southern Rail has banned all non-folding bike owners from boarding trains at their stations before noon on Sunday – the day of the London to Brighton British Heart Foundation Bike Ride.

After noon, cyclists can board with bikes north of Gatwick Airport, east of Pevensey and Westham and west of Fishbourne stations but an all-day ban will be in place in the rest of Sussex.

A queuing system for cyclists will also be in place on Saturday and Monday.

For more information visit southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy.

 

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11:43am Wed 11 Jun 14

qm says...

Southern Rail - pathetic as always . . . . .
Southern Rail - pathetic as always . . . . . qm
  • Score: 5

11:44am Wed 11 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

A wonderful example of forward thinking and integrated transport.
A wonderful example of forward thinking and integrated transport. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Wed 11 Jun 14

RottingdeanRant says...

Same rules as always so why bother to report it?
Same rules as always so why bother to report it? RottingdeanRant
  • Score: -3

1:17pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

"Southern Rail has banned all non-folding bike owners from boarding trains at their stations before noon on Sunday"

Is contradicted by:

"an all-day ban will be in place in the rest of Sussex. "
"Southern Rail has banned all non-folding bike owners from boarding trains at their stations before noon on Sunday" Is contradicted by: "an all-day ban will be in place in the rest of Sussex. " Gary1965
  • Score: 0

1:50pm Wed 11 Jun 14

her professional says...

qm wrote:
Southern Rail - pathetic as always . . . . .
Where do you suggest thousands of bikes can be stowed, whilst still catering for the other customers?
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: Southern Rail - pathetic as always . . . . .[/p][/quote]Where do you suggest thousands of bikes can be stowed, whilst still catering for the other customers? her professional
  • Score: -5

3:21pm Wed 11 Jun 14

qm says...

her professional wrote:
qm wrote:
Southern Rail - pathetic as always . . . . .
Where do you suggest thousands of bikes can be stowed, whilst still catering for the other customers?
With all due respect, I and many many others in years gone past used the railways to travel with bike. These days it is so hit and miss, I now use a car instead. Bikes would be stored in the mail car with other cargo, now replaced with seated carriages.
In answer to your silly question, rail companies used to lay on facilities to cater for this event but that requires management which is as rare as hen's teeth these days as is common sense amongst those that were born yesterday and have all the answers!
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: Southern Rail - pathetic as always . . . . .[/p][/quote]Where do you suggest thousands of bikes can be stowed, whilst still catering for the other customers?[/p][/quote]With all due respect, I and many many others in years gone past used the railways to travel with bike. These days it is so hit and miss, I now use a car instead. Bikes would be stored in the mail car with other cargo, now replaced with seated carriages. In answer to your silly question, rail companies used to lay on facilities to cater for this event but that requires management which is as rare as hen's teeth these days as is common sense amongst those that were born yesterday and have all the answers! qm
  • Score: 6

7:15pm Wed 11 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

They could always use the cycle lanes! Now there's an idea!
They could always use the cycle lanes! Now there's an idea! To baldly go
  • Score: 0

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