Bike spaces on our Trains


Bike Spaces on Trains

You can bring your bike on board for free, but we only have space for 2 at a time. It’s a good idea to reserve a spot. Cycle reservations are required on some services, see below for more information.


Cycle Reservations

As they’re very popular, cycle reservations are required on services to and from London, and on our Liverpool – Norwich route. It's free to reserve a cycle space, and needs to be done after you’ve boked your train tickets, but before your journey. If you know you definitely want to travel with your bike, it’s a good idea to check the availability of cycle spaces before you book.  If you travel regularly, you can ask about a block booking for your cycle reservations. Call our Customer Services team on 03457 125 678.

It is advised to book your cycle reservations as early as possible; reservations can be made online using our Cycle Reservation form. If your journey is taking place within 48 hours please call 03457 125 678 to make your reservation. Please note that reservations must be made by 8pm on the day before you travel.

Reserve Your Cycle Space


Folding Bikes

Folding cycles are a convenient way to travel when you need to take your cycle on the train.  Folding cycles can be carried on all East Midlands Trains services, provided they can be stored safely in the luggage racks.


Bikes and Rail Replacement Buses

During periods of disruption or engineering work, due to limited space we are unfortunately unable to carry cycles on rail replacement bus or taxi services.  Folding cycles may be allowed on rail replacement bus or taxi services in some instances.

Tandems, tricycles, motorcycles, mopeds and motorised scooters may not be taken on any of our services, nor can any kind of cycle trailer.