FAQ cycling | Chiltern Railways

FAQ cycling

  • Why can’t I take my bicycle on peak weekday services?

    To make sure our service runs on time during our busiest periods, we do not allow non-folding bicycles on board our trains. Please see our cycle information section to see which trains we allow non-folding bicycles on board. Folding bicycles are allowed on all our services providing they do not hinder any other passengers.

  • How do I register my bicycle so I can store it at London Marylebone?

    Season ticket holders can register their bicycle to be stored at Marylebone station so they can be used upon arrival into London. To do this, you must take your season ticket to the information desk at Marylebone where you will be able to get a tag for your bicycle so that we know you have registered it.

  • Where do I store my bicycle on Chiltern Railways trains?

    This depends upon which type of train you are travelling on:

    If you are travelling on one of our Mainline Silver Trains then bicycles are stored in the Driving Van Trailer which is located at the rear of the train when the train is travelling from London Marylebone to Birmingham or beyond and at the front of the train when the train is travelling towards London Marylebone.

    If you are travelling on one of our other trains, please store your bicycle in one of the vestibule areas and try to make sure that it does not cause a hindrance to other passengers.

  • Do I need to reserve a space for my bike on the train?

    No, we do not offer bicycle reservations, we operate on a first come first serve basis and subject to space being available.

  • Can I take a tandem bicycle/bicycle trailer on a Chiltern Railways train?

    No, unfortunately due to limitation on space we do not allow these on board our trains.

  • Can I take a bicycle on a rail replacement bus?

    No, unfortunately we do not allow for bicycles to be taken on rail replacement bus services.