North Carolina's Amtrak now offers walk-up checked bicycle
service aboard Carolinian trains 79
and 80 at the following stations: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Burlington,
Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis, and Charlotte.
Walk-up bicycles are free of
charge, but reservations are required for the six spaces. Passenger must have a
ticket for the bicycle and a baggage tag. Baggage tags can be obtained at the
Amtrak ticket office.
Only standard size bikes will be
permitted. Large seat/saddle bags must be removed from the bike. These items
can be checked or carried on the train. They will be counted as a checked or
Passenger checking bicycles must
arrive 30 minutes prior to train departure to allow sufficient time to obtain a
ticket and baggage tag, and get the bike to the baggage car.
Checked bike service is already available on all Piedmont trains.