Railways: Bicycles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th February 2022.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government which passenger train operators have prohibited the carriage of e-bikes; when such prohibitions came into effect; and for what reasons.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We are not aware of any current passenger train operators contracted by the Department for Transport prohibiting the carriage of e-cycles, beyond restrictions that apply to all cycles. In the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail the Government committed to increasing space for cycles on existing trains wherever practically possible and that all future train fleets will need to include more cycle spaces relevant to the markets served. The Government also committed to making it easier to reserve cycle spaces on trains online.

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