On Great Western Railway services:
If you’re travelling on a larger High Speed Train
, you must book your bike on in advance. This applies even for short journeys. You can do this as part of the normal online ticket booking process at GWR.com
, by contacting Great Western Railway (GWR) on 0345 7000 125 (open 7am to 10pm daily) or by booking in person at a staffed station.
On the smaller local trains, there is an allocation of two bikes per train, on a first come first served basis. It is, however, up to the guard’s discretion – so if the train is empty you may be able to take more.
Read more on GWR’s cycling page.
On South Western Railway services:
If you are travelling between Exeter and Axminster (the East Devon Line), these services are run by South Western Railway (SWR). To bring a bike on the train you need to reserve a space. Call 0345 600 0650 or book at any SWR staffed station (at least 24 hours in advance).
Find out more on SWR’s cycling page.
On CrossCountry services:
Some long-distance services are run by CrossCountry. They advise to reserve your bike space before you travel – read more on CrossCountry’s cycling page
Tip – the National Rail Enquiries website gives details of which operator runs each train. Click ‘Details’ on your chosen departure, then scroll down to see the operator.
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