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Bikes on Train

On 27 Oct 2009 at 6:30pm Spokesman wrote:
I went to Brighton today, took the bike.

Tried to leave at 5 ish, the man at Brighton station said 'nope, you can't take your bike on the train, its the rules, has been for 3 years'. Sure enough, you can't leave Brighton from 4 - 7 with a non-folding pushbike.

So I cycled to London Rd & got on the train there. The inspector didn't bat an eyelid when I got on.

Non comprendez.
On 27 Oct 2009 at 6:44pm SHS wrote:
It's all designed to encourage us to use public transport. I'm surprised the trains were even running..... that'll be 28.99 please + £10 bike-surcharge.
On 27 Oct 2009 at 8:03pm Spokesman wrote:
interesting ..w.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2009/oct/26/bike-train
On 27 Oct 2009 at 11:15pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Wasn't the "eradicate slam door trains" movement supported by the very people wanting to take their bikes on the trains?
On 28 Oct 2009 at 8:31am huw wrote:
I'm sure I read in the New Scientist that rail transport was the most un-ecologiacally sound form of transport, with off-peak buses coming second, in third place airplane travel.
*plays devil's advocate*
On 28 Oct 2009 at 10:08am Spongebob wrote:
I feel this could be the title of a new blockbuster movie

We've had snakes on a plane but now, Lewes forums productions brings you......bikes on a train (cue mgm theme tune, drum rolls and kettle drums)
On 28 Oct 2009 at 10:45am Down and Out wrote:
Spinster - you couldn't be more wrong. I was part of a campaign that tried to stop Connex (as the franchise was then) banning bikes on rush hour trains. We all thought the slam door trains were great: guard's van for bikes; wider / more comfortable seats with better legroom. Even the train heating / opening windows worked better than the rubbish smelly aircon we have now.
On 28 Oct 2009 at 1:05pm Taff wrote:
Someone taking their bicycle OFF the pavement! Could start a trend?
On 28 Oct 2009 at 1:09pm Pursey wrote:
Yes, starring Spongebob L Jackson, the man who surely can't be a Lewesian, he likes rules too much.
On 28 Oct 2009 at 1:32pm Spongebob wrote:
I don't particularly like rules Pursey but i respect them and abide by them. Those that don't will hopefully pay the consequences
On 28 Oct 2009 at 4:42pm Nat Rail wrote:
Rules come and go SB, they are made up and changed to suit whatever the current accepted view is, rightly or wrongly. Sometimes they go out of date or never made sense in the first place.

A rule making cyclists cycle one stop further up the line seems utterly daft to me. How has the space taken by a couple of bikes improved anyone's journey for 5 minutes out of Brighton station? Are there millions of people vying for space on the train betwixt Bton and London Rd Bton? Don't think so....

Reading other posts and subjects Spongebob, you appear to be a bit of a sheep who enjoys being told what to do. Indeed, Spongebob WILL be druv.
On 28 Oct 2009 at 4:55pm Spongebob wrote:
And you would appear to have a beard, wear sandals with socks, read the grauniad and drive a 2CV powered by mung beans.
On 28 Oct 2009 at 5:46pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
If you've got a bike, why not ride the thing? Brighton's only 7 miles away, after all. It's not like you were on the sleeper to Fort William.
On 28 Oct 2009 at 6:20pm Nat Rail wrote:
Had a load of luggage ACT, didn't fancy the 7 mile ride, and amazingly, thought I might be able to use the return part of the ticket I'd bought!

SB, there's no beard, no sandals with socks, do scan lots of papers though, no 2CV, and eat meat. Once again you've come back at someone with your 'lefty' response. It's a bit tired that one. Have you nothing original to add?

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