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Bikes banned from peak trains?

First Great Western has published its timetable from 20th May onwards. (Available here: symbols explained here.)

Though times from Charlbury appear little changed, one unwelcome change is the introduction of an (X) symbol above the morning services at 6.47, 7.29 and 8.34 - indicating that bikes are not allowed on these services. The 7.29 and 8.34 are HSTs with a spacious 'guard's van' area traditionally used by Charlbury commuters to store their bikes.

The same symbol has also appeared on the evening trains leaving London at 5.22, 5.52 and 6.22.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 9 May 2007, 10:48 · Link


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