Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern CaliFORNIA.
Bikes: KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
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's response I am reminded that I have ridden Amtrak trains with older, single level cars, with no bike spaces. In this case, the bike was put in the baggage car by a conductor who would ask for destination, then instruct me to sit in the car adjacent to baggage. It was not technically treated as baggage, but this was also before Amtrak changed to a less bike friendly policy*, that now requires reserving bike space.
(*this is a reference to my situation since I ride a regional line called Metrolink, that has an agreement with Amtrak allowing Metrolink Month Pass holders to also ride Amtrak, which uses the same rails. About a year ago, Amtrak stopped honoring the agreement in the case of bicycles, requiring all cyclists on Amtrak to buy a separate ticket -$18 one way for me. Now if scheduling requires me to catch Amtrak to get home 30 min earlier, I need to leave the bike at work.)