In an effort to promote environmentally friendly ways of travel, rail operator ‘one’ has decided to eliminate the charge to carry bicycles on all its services including the East Suffolk Line. Previously passengers bringing along a bicycle were charged a flat fare of £1 for local journeys and £3 per single journey on mainline services to London.
Commenting on the decision to eliminate bicycle fees, Dominic Booth, Managing Director for ‘one’ said “The combination of bikes and trains is a ‘green’ option for many journeys. So we’re pleased to encourage sustainable transport trips wherever we can. This development, combined with our work to increase cycle parking at many of our stations in recent years, is part of a dedicated effort to make integrated public transport a real alternative for as many journeys as possible in East Anglia.”
Every time a bicycle is carried on ‘one’ trains in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Cambridgeshire it is also covered by a cycle rescue scheme at no additional charge. The scheme gives 24 hour breakdown cover in the form of transportation for your bicycle (and if appropriate yourself) to the nearest appropriate rail station, suitable bicycle repair shop, car rental agency, overnight accommodation, or if nearer, your home. See the ‘one’ Railway website for complete details.
Free reservations are recommended when bringing a bicycle on the East Suffolk Line and other local services as each train has space for only four bicycles. Complimentary reservations are required for cycle carriage on Intercity journeys to London. It is not necessary to make reservations for folding bicycles on any ‘one’ service, local or Intercity.