Can I take my bicycle on a train?

Yes you can however as our trains have limited capacity, it is strongly recommended that you make your reservation as far in advance as possible and reserve a cycle space at the time of purchasing your ticket.

Please note, on some Valleys and Cardiff local routes bicycles cannot be taken on trains during peak hours. Further details are available here.
 

Are there any times where I'm unable to take my bicycle on a train?

You cannot take a bicycle on a train:

  1. During periods of engineering work, you won't be able to take your bike on replacement bus services.
  2. On some Valleys and Cardiff local routes bicycles cannot be taken on trains during peak hours.
  3. If you haven't made a reservation for a bicycle space and there is no free space available on board the train. 

Further details can be found here

 

Why don't you provide more room for cycles?

Most of our trains were built with a space for up to two cycles. We have increased the number of trains carrying cycles; and reservations are free. With only limited space we consider that reservations are essential for long distance trains, to ensure passengers with cycles are sure to board the train of their choice. To provide further space with our existing train fleet means removing seats, which are used at peak times and we have to balance up the desires of those passengers who do not wish to cycle, but do wish to have a seat.