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They say you never forget how to ride a bike -- but here are some cycling tips you may not have learned the first time around.
You Will Need
- Rail line number or website
- Train fare
- Bike box
Call the rail service's information line or visit their web site before your trip. Find out if there are any fees, restrictions, or requirements, such as getting a permit or making a reservation.
Plan your route
Plan your route, including transfers, and note the travel times. Get the correct change for purchasing your fare.
Allow extra time
Allow for an additional 5 to 10 minutes on short trips to get your bike past turnstiles and down elevators. For longer trips, arrive an hour before departure.
Purchase the fare for your trip, including fees for bringing your bike.
Stand on platform
Stand with your bike on the platform behind the boarding line until the train comes to a stop. Wait for other passengers to exit and enter before boarding.
Board the train with your bike. Stow it away from doors and aisles, in a position where it won't fall over. Hold onto your bike and something secure during the ride.
Let other passengers exit ahead of you when you reach your stop. Exit the train with your bike and follow signs to the appropriate station exit.