Bicycles on Trains
1. Bicycles on High Speed Trains
High Speed Trains (HSTs) are the usual main line trains on Great Western services, with an engine at each end and eight carriages. All the trains on London Paddington to Exeter and Plymouth services are like this.
If you want to take your bike on one of these trains you MUST book in advance.
Reservations are free but MUST be made by 18:00 the day before travel, by phone (0345 7000 125) or at a station when booking a ticket.
Reservations can also be made after the ticket is purchased, by phone or at a ticket office. This should be done by 18:00 the day before travel, although they can take bookings on some services until 2 hours before travel.
When you get on the train, bike storage is in Carriage A, which will be the first or last carriage; secure your bike with the strap provided, but don’t lock it up; tell the train manger your destination and remind them when your stop is coming up and they’ll make sure you can leave the train safely.
The train company will compensate customers if they do not provide the booked space.
The company would like to encourage pre-
More information, and the cycle policy booklet, are available on the company’s website;
Hint: It could help if you print this out if you are taking your bke on the train..
2. Bicycles on local services,
such as the Bristol -
There is no change to these local services, and no limit to the number of folding bikes carried, because these can be stored in the luggage racks. GWR are installing Brompton Docks at more of their stations, so that customers can hire a folding bike. They are also putting in more bike racks at some stations for customers who do not want to take their bike on board.
More information and the cycle policy booklet are available on our website: https://www.gwr.com/your-