Travelling with a bike

If you are travelling with a bike, we offer secure cycle storage facilities at our stations that take the hassle out of having to take your bike with you. If you need to take your bike on the train you must make a reservation at least 24 hours before you travel. For further information, download our Bike Policy or read about our changes to bike reservations.

Bike Sheds

You'll find free-to-use Bike Sheds at TransPennine Express-managed stations. They’ve all got secure racks and CCTV as standard, and some have some extra features including repair stands, cycle hire and repair services.

We've added over 500 new cycle parking spaces across our network, making it easier than ever to park your bike at the station before you catch the train. The full list of facilities available at each of our stations is included in our Bike Policy

Not travelling from a TransPennine Express station? You can check out the cycle storage facilities at National Rail Enquiries - PlusBike.

Book a space for your bike on board

If you’re travelling with a non-folding bike and you'd like to bring it on board with you, you’ll need to book a space for it before you travel. 

You can reserve a bike space when you purchase your ticket in advance, by visiting the booking office, or by calling 0345 600 1671 and selecting option 3. 

If you’re travelling with a folding bike, you don’t need to book. Please make sure you fold your bike before you board, then store it in one of the luggage stacks, or between the seats. Please don’t leave your bike in the vestibules.

The bike storage area is clearly marked on the outside of the train, but if you can’t find it ask a member of staff for assistance.

Bikes may not be allowed to board if the train is exceptionally busy (part of the 
National Rail Conditions of TravelOur Bike Policy outlines alternative arrangements we can make to get you where you need to go.

Download our Bike Policy

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