The responsibility for the design of new rolling stock and the carriage of bikes on trains rests with individual train operating companies (TOCs). All TOCs currently carry folding bikes on trains at all times and the Government encourage TOCs to carry non-folding bikes whenever possible. Non-folding bikes are not carried on light rail services.
We also encourage all train operators to provide secure cycle parking at stations in 2004-05. DfT funded a Strategic Rail Authority project to provide an additional 2,500 cycle parking spaces with shelters and CCTV at over 100 stations as part of a project to improve cycle parking capacity on the rail network.
We have asked Cycling England, our advisory body on cycling to report on ways to better integrate bike and rail travel. It is due to report later this year.