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Date: 05/14/13 09:59
Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: zuco74

Amtrak has decided NOT to charge for Bicycles on the Pacific Surfliner, though reservations will still be required. This is good news as everyone I spoke to about this was a tad disappointed in the 5 dllr fee Amtrak was originally going to charge. This goes into effect June 1 .

Tony



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/13 10:05 by zuco74.



Date: 05/14/13 14:37
Re: Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: DavidP

Good News....bikes and public transport are natural allies.

Dave



Date: 05/14/13 17:12
Re: Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: nedzarp

Like $5 is a big deal.



Date: 05/14/13 18:19
Re: Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: shuttletrain

Here in the Midwest, Amtrak has charged $10 per bike for a long time. You make the reservation online. Real simple.

Ted Picraux
Washington, MO
Shuttletrain's Wanderings



Date: 05/14/13 18:38
Re: Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: DavidP

shuttletrain Wrote:
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> Here in the Midwest, Amtrak has charged $10 per
> bike for a long time. You make the reservation
> online. Real simple.

When I've ridden rush hour Surfliners it looks to me like most bikeriders are commuters. $5 or $10 per trip would make commuting cost prohibitive. Perhaps it would be reasonable to sell a monthly bike pass for a nominal fee to fund the reservation system.

Dave



Date: 05/15/13 00:42
Re: Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: jst3751

shuttletrain Wrote:
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> Here in the Midwest, Amtrak has charged $10 per
> bike for a long time. You make the reservation
> online. Real simple.


Please do not compare apples to oranges.

Amtrak charges everywhere for putting a bike in the baggage car/compartment.

This is in regards to bikes not in/as baggage but in the normal cars.



Date: 05/15/13 05:32
Re: Amtrak Bike Policy on Surfliners
Author: Lackawanna484

BART has announced it will allow bikes on its trains at all times. That's an expansion of their non-rush hours only policy



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