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Old 01-04-12, 01:12 PM   #1
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Raleigh Twenty on Amtrak?

Amtrak's folding bike policy seems a little vague because it says folding bikes are allowed as carry ons on "certain" passenger trains. I guess you have to check when booking. But it also mentions that the bikes have to go in certain locations. I've never seen the carry on baggage accommodations, but I feel that my Raleigh Twenty doesn't fold up terribly small, so I'm wondering if anyone with a Twenty has taken advantage of Amtrack's folding bike policy.
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See this PDF, print and carry it with you:

http://www.transalt.org/files/resour..._policy_07.pdf

the allowable dimensions for folding bikes is 34"x15"x48".
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Great. I'll have to take measurements to see if it fits. Thanks for the detailed info. Funny that some other site has the specifics that I can't find on the Amtrak site.
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See this PDF, print and carry it with you:

http://www.transalt.org/files/resour..._policy_07.pdf

the allowable dimensions for folding bikes is 34"x15"x48".
Thanks for posting that, useful info even if my Dahon isn't a Raleigh 20.
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Thanks for the link, JugglerDave. I took my then-new-to-me Swift on an Amtrak Cascades back in September as a carry-on. Glad to know it was legal and the attendants weren't bending the rules for me just to be nice.
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Thanks for the link, JugglerDave. I took my then-new-to-me Swift on an Amtrak Cascades back in September as a carry-on. Glad to know it was legal and the attendants weren't bending the rules for me just to be nice.
Always glad to share -- I'm approaching 5 years (in February) and so far over 770 round-trip work commutes on Amtrak with my folders (I'm on my 2nd Downtube).
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Great. I'll have to take measurements to see if it fits. Thanks for the detailed info. Funny that some other site has the specifics that I can't find on the Amtrak site.
That is why I had to help lobby to get the specifics into the official conductor's "Operations Manual" in 2007 -- the website was vague and had no corresponding rules in the rulebook.
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