Paul Allen wrote: [ScotRail]
> Again, do they carry bikes? Is it just the length of a tandem that puts em off?
And I quote (with a little snippage for brevity, rather than active distortion): "SCOTRAIL
ScotRail welcomes cyclists on all our services and taking the bike is now free. Increased cycle
capacity is available on many routes.
Some services require reservations and these can be made any time (up to 2 hours before your train
departs) in the 8 week period before you travel for daytime services and the 12 week period before
you travel for Sleepers.
Tandems, tricycles, cycle trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, motorised cycles and scooters are not
carried on any of our services."
So perhaps it should read something like "Scotrail welcomes cyclists, but not necessarily if they
have their cycles with them" ;-/ <sigh>
You'll have to ask them why (there is a feedback form at http://www.scotrail.co.uk/
if you want to).
I don't want to ask about my 'bent, in case they come up with the wrong answer and I don't have any
recourse to waving their own documents at them right there and then. Also appears to be the case
(according to a cycle/train commuting friend) that the application of things like capacity and
reservation rules is somewhat dependent on whether the particular train staff are jobsworth
dickheads or Reasonable People.
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