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  • Bikes on Board with Arriva Trains Wales

    If you are travelling with a bike, please note that we can normally only allow two per train.

    But we do ask you to bear in mind:

    • Our trains have limited capacity to carry bikes, but we aim to make things as easy as we can for you
    • On some Valleys and Cardiff local routes bicycles cannot be taken on trains during peak hours (see our Cycling by Train leaflet below).
    • It is strongly recommended that you make your reservation as far in advance as possible (at least 24 hours in advance) and reserve a cycle space at the time of purchasing your ticket. Reservations for bikes are free, please call 03333 211 202 for more information and to make a booking.
    • On other services, no reservation is needed. On these services, space is allocated on a first come, first served basis.
    • Carriage of bicycles is always at the discretion of train staff, even if you have a reservation.
    • Unaccompanied cycles cannot be carried on any services.
    • Motorcycles cannot be carried on any services.
    • During periods of engineering work, you won't be able to take your bike on replacement bus services.


    Where the Bike Iconsymbol is displayed please use these doors to board and place your bike in the designated area.

    Fold down seating areas are for the comfort and safety of:

    1. Wheelchair users
    2. Parents with young children in pushchairs, and
    3. The storage of bikes.

    Please help us keep aisles and doors clear by offering fold down seats to these passengers.

    Thank you for your co-operation.


  • Cycling by Train IMGCycling by Train 

    This guide will assist you in planning your train journey on Arriva Trains Wales train services. As our trains have limited capacity for cycles, our aim is to make taking your cycle by train as easy as possible.

    Click here to download the PDF  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)