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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.

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Michael Beener
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