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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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    Useful Information

    Quote Originally Posted by JugglerDave View Post
    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.
    I like bike lanes. I also practice VC when I'm not in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_E View Post
    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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