Enforcement Of Bikes On Train Rules
October 16th 2015
Rail Users Ireland has received repeated feedback from passengers frustrated by bikes blocking doors and aisles, taking up limited space on peak hour trains needed by standing passengers. Many passengers expressed serious safety concerns with bikes in door areas likely to obstruct exit of the train in an emergency.
In response to feedback from passengers and Rail Users Ireland, Irish Rail will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy to bikes on peak hour trains from October 19th onwards. It has always been the case on intercity trains that the bike must be securely stowed in the luggage van or bike rack. It has never been permitted to carry a bike within the passenger or door areas of carriages.
Rail Users Ireland welcomes the clarification from Irish Rail and the commitment to ensure the existing policy is enforced in the interest of passenger comfort and safety. Rail Users Ireland also welcomes the removal of bike booking fees on effected services.
Further details for passengers using Dublin Heuston may be found at 1012784_Iarnrod_Eireann_Travelling_Bike_DL.pdf A similar enforcement of rules is expected on services operating in and out of Dublin Connolly in coming weeks.