Travelling with a bike

You can take your bike free of charge on any London Northwestern Railway service

There’s space for at least one bike onboard our services and you do not need to make a reservation in advance. These are allocated on a first come first served basis and if the train is quiet, the Senior Conductor may allow more bikes onboard. There is some important information that you will need to know before traveling:

  • Full-size bikes cannot be taken on any train arriving in London Euston between 07:00 and 09:59, or departing from London Euston between 16:00 and 18:59 from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
  • Folding bikes like Brompton’s can be taken on any service at any time as long as they are stored in designated luggage areas
  • Switch all bike lights off when on the railway (including on helmets), because a red light represents an instruction to a train driver to stop
  • Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EPAC, ebike or Pedelec) are welcomed on our trains if they meet the legal public transportation requirement. This means the power mustn’t exceed 250 watts, a licence isn’t required to operate it, and the bike is the same size as a non-electric bike. We also request that your battery is disconnected/isolated before entering the station and being conveyed onboard our trains. For safety reasons, you must never attempt to charge your e-bike or battery via any of our onboard power supply outlets
  • We are unable to accept tandems, tricycles, bike trailers, motorbikes, scooters, mopeds, cargo bikes and e-scooters on any of our trains or stations

Be Kind

We want everyone to travel safely and securely when making their journey with us, so please be considerate of others. For example, do not ride your bicycle on railway property, including platforms, because it’s dangerous to you and others. Always remember, you must give priority in accessible spaces to passengers with disabilities.

Cycles on other trains

Plusbike gives you loads of cycling information across the UK, such as:

  • Cycle facilities and number of spaces at different stations
  • Cycle carriage rules by train company
  • Cycle reservations requirements (if any)

Cycle storage at the station

You can also leave your bike safely and securely at many local stations, but it’s worth double-checking first what bike storage facilities are available.