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Bike Services Expanded in North Carolina on Amtrak Trains

by Michael BeenerAugust 18, 2015

Continuing a service that was made available on North Carolina’s Piedmont service, Amtrak now offers walk-up checked bicycle service aboard Carolinian trains 79 and 80 at the following stations: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis, and Charlotte.

Walk-up bicycles are free of charge, but reservations are required for the six spaces. Passenger must have a ticket for the bicycle and a baggage tag. Baggage tags can be obtained at the Amtrak ticket office.

Only standard size bikes will be permitted. Large seat/saddle bags must be removed from the bike. These items can be checked or carried on the train. They will be counted as a checked or carry-on item.

Passenger checking bicycles must arrive 30 minutes prior to train departure to allow sufficient time to obtain a ticket and baggage tag, and get the bike to the baggage car.

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An conductor loads a bicycle on board one of North Carolina's Amtrak trains.

An conductor loads a bicycle on board one of North Carolina’s Amtrak trains.

About The Author
Michael Beener
Michael Beener
Michael is the Editor-in-Chief of Go Jetting and Explorer Magazine. An avid traveler, Michael is out of the office more than in the office. Along with travel, he enjoys cycling, photography and the general outdoors.