But what to do if you really need to get on the subway with a bike?
This, of course, can be challenged, for example: Where are the characteristics of a folding bike spelled out? How and where should it fold? I, for example, will lower the saddle all the way down, why not a folding system? For those who like to argue and prove their case, expanse. Only, as a rule, when passing the turnstile of the subway, this is an ineffective matter, because your aunt will oppose you and the wording of the technical data of your bike is simply incomprehensible to her. So whether you get on the metro with your bike or not is largely up to her.
The simplest option is, of course, a led case, there are no questions at all with it, this method is clear without unnecessary words and does not need to be described with the exception of a few “But”: it costs money, takes time to pack and unpack the bike and itself cover, and also requires additional loading space while riding.
Bicycles in the subway: prohibited or not?
There are no specific laws prohibiting the transport of a bike on public transport. At the same time, metro workers may not be allowed into the subway with “luggage” that violates the regulated transportation rules. Prohibited:
- Carry cargo, the total size of which exceeds 1.5 meters. The total size is understood as the sum of length, width and height.
- Take the metro with luggage longer than 2.2 meters.
- Carry bulky items that may cause inconvenience to other passengers, including staining their clothes.
An adult bike of a medium size, firstly, does not fit into the specified range of allowable baggage sizes; secondly, in any case, it will interfere with other passengers to move freely; thirdly, it can easily stain their clothes.
Based on the last argument, for transporting a bike, you need a cover that will not allow other passengers to stain their clothes and belongings. The same rules apply for carriage of bicycles by ground public transport.
There is information on the mosmetro.ru website that it is allowed to transport children’s bicycles, but adults are not allowed, with the exception of folding bicycles.
These rules allow metro employees to prevent emergencies and protect the rights of passengers. During rush hours (for the Moscow metro it is 8.00-9.00 am and 18.00-19.00 pm), transporting a bicycle is not only wrong, but also unreasonable. the load of trains on most branches is too high.
Bicycle in the subway
What to do if there is no bike cover?
Politeness has always been held in high esteem, people also work in the metro, and if you ask culturally, they are usually allowed to pass. Come up, say hello and with a smile ask if you can walk with a bicycle, the feeling of your importance will overwhelm it and perhaps the answer will be positive, or we press on pity, again politely, referring to a very late arrival, great distance from home and abandoned forces, or for some kind of breakdown, also sometimes rolls.
Most often, they ask to remove the front wheel (so the bike seems to be not a bike but luggage, and according to the set dimensions of luggage passes:
2.10. It is prohibited to carry on MMTS (located in the station lobby):
2.10.1. Bulky baggage, the sum of measurements of which (except for specially stipulated cases) in length, width (two diameters or axes at the base of the roll) and height exceeds 150 cm, long items, the length of which is over 220 cm.)
Also, have a card with you as a minimum for two trips, it may come in handy, according to the rules of the metro:
2.2. The passage outside the border crossing points of the metro stations, as well as the transportation of baggage are carried out on a paid basis, with the exception of the passage of citizens who, in accordance with the legislation, have established benefits.
Luggage, the sum of measurements of which in length, width and height ranges from 121 cm to 150 cm, long items, the length of which is from 151 cm to 220 cm, are paid separately for each piece. The number of pieces of baggage allowed for carriage must not exceed two pieces per passenger.
Bicycle in the St. Petersburg metro
- transport free skis, monoski, children’s bicycles in covers
All persons who are on the territory of the metro are prohibited from:
9.6. Carry bulky baggage, the sum of measurements of which in length, width, height exceeds 200 cm, as well as any baggage that can lead to injury to passengers during transportation on an escalator. bicycles (except for folding bicycles and in covers).
Since the rules do not specify which bike is considered a folding bike, any partially folded (disassembled) bike can be considered as such. That is, the front wheel is removed. the bike is foldable.
In fact, this is what happens. everyone carries bicycles in the metro in a case, removing only the front wheel (if you suddenly stuck with a tape measure to measure the dimensions of your luggage, you can remove the rear wheel. this allows the bike case, then the bike fits the permitted dimensions exactly. 150 cm).
The text was prepared by Roman Borisov.
Posted May 5, 2020.
Sources: 32spokes.ru, metronews.ru, velochehol.ru.
Categories: Skating, Micro Recordings.
Bicycle transportation in the vestibule
It seems like a good option for everyone, nothing needs to be disassembled, the vestibule is wide. well, what problems could there be? However, there are problems. The tambour is wide only with an empty carriage, without people. summer residents with buckets and grandmothers with bulky bags on wheels. Boarding the train is often accompanied by human flows, comparable to a stormy mountain river, which sweeps away everything in its path. In an effort to occupy a free bench, a mass of people can simply trample a lone (see the rules) cyclist: walk on it or take it to the platform.
If the line is popular, then when the train is moving, the vestibules are full of people moving from carriage to carriage or going out to smoke. A backpack or cycling pants becomes a big problem. It is almost unrealistic to put the bike in such a way that it independently maintains balance with the load in the vestibule, and the removed bicycle backpack clutters the passage even more.
The solution to the problems of transporting a bicycle on an electric train may be to choose a carriage. The first and last carriages on the train are impassable: there is practically no second-hand traffic in them. You can also avoid unnecessary crowding when loading passengers at the station by moving the bike away from the door that is most likely to be loaded. Often, on the train, only the door that goes to the platform opens. And if, when approaching the next station, there are railway tracks only on one side of the car, then, most likely, the door on this side will remain closed. However, in any case, you cannot lean and lean things against the doors.
Transportation in the train carriage
If the bike is disassembled and carefully packed, then the Russian Railways rules allow transportation of the bike as hand luggage free of charge. Great solution, just one small “but”. The same cargo transportation rules state: hand luggage should not exceed 36 kilograms. Of course, the bike weighs much less. However, to prove this, a weighing certificate is needed, which is. a paid service, the cost of which is often equal to the baggage receipt.
In order to avoid unnecessary hassle, it is better not to argue with the guide, but to try to peacefully resolve the issue of transporting transport. To minimize problems, here are some tips on how to transfer your bike on the train:
- The wheels of the bike must be tightly closed. A cover is not always needed for this, cling film or a sufficiently long piece of fabric is enough. The rules do not allow you to carry dirty things, so there will be close attention to the bicycle tires;
- It is not necessary to completely disassemble the bike. It is enough to remove the front wheel and turn the steering wheel 90 degrees. It is also advisable to unscrew the pedals. But in order to avoid problems with possible acidification of the thread, all nuts and hexagons must be checked in advance for ease of loosening. Also in the repair kit you need tools suitable for this operation;
- It is highly advisable to have luggage rubber bands on hand. They are rubber cords with a cloth braid and powerful metal hooks at the ends. When installing a bicycle near a free wall, in a carriage, these rubber bands can be used to fasten it to the handles or to each other. Also, rubber bands will not interfere as a parking brake.
In the head and tail of the train carriage there is often a free space, provided in advance or with benches removed. This place is the goal of the biker in the car. Bicycles installed there, covered, will not be knocked down by passengers and their belongings and will cause the least irritation to guides and controllers.
Transporting the bike between the rows of seats, in the aisle, is the least suitable option and may only be suitable in the case of practically empty cars. Bicycles can also be transported in the commuter train on the luggage racks, but insurance with luggage rubber bands must be carried out especially carefully.
In the picture below, another interesting method of transportation is great in the train (we cling to the upper luggage rack with a saddle). To prevent the bike from falling, you need to conveniently fasten several bicycles together with a rope or cable.
A separate topic when transporting bicycles on a commuter train is handling luggage. On a long journey, the weight of the cycle backpack is usually impressive, and the dismantled and sheathed bike is quite large. You have to take turns carrying your backpack and bike, which creates a certain risk. In order to avoid the loss of equipment, any carried cargo should remain in the field of vision; when passing by a group, it is better to organize unloading and loading in a chain. And of course, you need to prepare for unloading before the arrival of the electric train to the destination station. Put on equipment that gets in the way of your hands, fasten your backpack if it was open during the journey, and move, if possible, all equipment as close to the exit.
How to transport a bike on a train: rules and tips
The rules governing the carriage of bicycles in electric trains allowing carriage in the vestibule (no more than one bike) with payment depending on the distance of the trip and free carriage (against the set carry-on luggage) disassembled. Each of the options has its advantages and pitfalls.
Long-distance train transportation
Transportation of a bicycle on a train is noticeably different from a trip in an electric train; it is unrealistic to hold on to an iron horse while standing in the vestibule for many hours. There is no free space not occupied by shops on long-distance trains either. Transportation is only possible with disassembled bicycles, but what to do with them in a compartment?
In a long-distance train, unlike electric trains, luggage racks are very impressive in size. It has been verified from experience that properly sheathed bicycles with the pedals removed fit on one shelf in the amount of 4 pieces. Which is quite enough to avoid trouble with other passengers of the train about the occupied seats.
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Cycle backpacks can be easily placed under the lower bunk beds, sometimes all together. in one compartment. Of course, it is highly desirable to occupy one compartment as a whole, but even if this is not possible, the risk of problems is minimal. It is important to insure yourself with luggage rubber bands when stowing bicycles on a shelf; if the train brakes sharply, the absence of a safety attachment can play a cruel joke.
Study the rules of transportation, avoid overly aggressive passengers, and traveling by rail will bring a lot of pleasant moments.
Transportation by train
On the basis of the accepted norm, there are special luggage racks in the compartment of the carriages. In order to fit on them such a massive vehicle as a bicycle, it is necessary to disassemble it, at least partially. After all, it is much more practical and convenient to carry anything unassembled with you. After the device is disassembled, you need to place it in a special case, which is designed specifically for such purposes, and only after all these simple operations have been completed, you can place it on the luggage racks. But this simple scheme has its own subtleties. When transporting a bicycle in the winter season, one may encounter the difficulty that various kinds of icing and snow deposits on the bike parts will begin to melt and, subsequently, the melted liquid can spoil the safety of any objects or things, including the things of neighbors in the compartment. It is not so easy to clean the structure of frozen ice and snow, so there is only one way to avoid leakage. to purchase a good sealed cover. Or arm yourself with plastic bags to create additional protection.
The following packaging materials are most commonly used on trains:
This type of packaging is considered the most optimal for carrying hand luggage on trains of any type. This is justified by the fact that this type of packaging material has a relatively low cost, it is also made of high quality materials that are lightweight and easy to carry. The only inconvenience, perhaps, is that to pack the bike into such a cover, it is necessary to remove the front wheel, also lower the seat and remove the left pedal, and then put the remaining structure upright. The removed parts can be placed almost anywhere, such as on top bins specially designed for small luggage. The main advantage of the cover is that it is lightweight and makes the contents very compact, which, in fact, is necessary for transporting small luggage over long distances. Structures assembled in such cases can be placed in places intended for placing hand luggage, as well as in any other compartments of the train. The only and significant drawback of such packaging is that in the aggregate it all becomes very heavy and if the places for hand luggage in long-distance and short-distance trains are high, then it will be quite difficult to lift them there without assistance.
These covers should not be placed in the small baggage area as they are very bulky and heavy. It is best, when using such a cover, to send it to a special luggage compartment, where there is a room designed for this kind of structures. The advantage of such covers is that they are ideal for transporting expensive equipment that needs to be free of any damage and breakdowns on the way. Such packaging also requires the removal of the front wheel, which will have to be packed separately. It has more than enough disadvantages: in a reserved seat and seated carriage, such a cover will surely leak if the bike is transported in the winter time of the day, it requires several large pieces of polyethylene, the possibility of losing some parts of the elements that were removed. All this suggests that this option will not be convenient for everyone.
How to transport a bike on a train
Vehicles that do not have a motor can be transported in train carriages. You can’t do without the established carry-on baggage allowance. There are several guidelines on how this can be done: you need to ensure that your transport does not create inconvenience to others. Each carriage has a special place where you can place your luggage in such a way that it does not interfere with passengers. For example, in the case when the owner decides to disassemble his vehicle for convenience, such places will be more convenient than ever, since you can always control the luggage so that nothing happens to it. Bicycles are charged separately on long-distance trains. An individual ticket is purchased for the vehicle, which is designed for luggage, not more than ten kilograms in size. It is important to remember that the ticket must be purchased at the box office. If an electronic ticket is available, it must still be printed out at the cashier’s office. Otherwise, boarding will not be possible.
Types of cars in short and long-distance trains
This type of wagons is the most convenient for transporting vehicles. They, as a rule, have a lot of free space and the cost of tickets, both for the passenger and transport, will be quite low. And there are a lot of places for placing hand luggage here. Thus, the bike can be safely transported with you in a disassembled state.
This type is classic in the case of very long journeys. The price of tickets here will be formed solely on the basis of the travel distance. There is much less comfort when transporting a bicycle than in the previous type, since most of the space in the carriage is dedicated to seating. Bicycle parts here can be placed on places for which you have a ticket. Also, convenience will add overhead luggage racks, and a special compartment at the bottom.
Cars designed for people who like to travel with comfort and separately from strangers, especially when the trip is made by a large company. It is also very convenient to transport in them, especially if the whole compartment is occupied by its own people. Thanks to Russian Railways, there are more than enough places for hand luggage.
First-class wagons are the least suitable for transporting vehicles. Everything in them is arranged for the comfort of a personal trip and, when planning a trip with a bike, most likely, you will also have to plan in advance for him to be admitted to the luggage compartment, since it is most likely that it will not be possible to carry out transportation in a first-class compartment, largely due to for the established carry-on baggage allowance.
Regarding the established allowance for hand luggage on a long-distance train, we can safely say that this organization has done quite well to ensure that the transportation is comfortable and convenient. All the rules for carrying hand luggage on trains are detailed and available to anyone who wants to travel without parting with a two-wheeled friend. It’s easy to transport anything.
Many details can be placed in the field, making things easier. It is enough just to follow all the necessary measures, purchase a suitable cover and you can safely go on a trip to another city or country. So, when buying a train ticket, you can choose both luxury and reserved seats. At the same time, you can carry bike pedals and important records with you.
Transporting a bicycle by train
Russian trains are not adapted to transport large loads, which include a two-wheeled horse.
The ride may end in trouble if you leave your bike in the vestibule. You rarely see this on our trains, but you should know that there are special places for bicycles.
You have to be smart to get a bike on the train.
Option 1. Get on the first and last carriages. There are not many people there, so the bike can be parked against the seats and against the wall. The bike needs to be put on the brake and secured with something in place (locks with luggage rubber bands are useful).
Option 2. Hang the bike by the seat (or by the tire) from the luggage rack. Clip it there securely and tighten the seatpost tightly.
Option 3. Look around in the carriage. if somewhere there is no part of the seats, then put the bike there.
Option 4. Secure the bike between the seats. The rear wheel can be put on one of them.
Option 5. Not the most desirable position, but the bike can be left in the vestibule. There he will be touched by other passengers, and he will have to change the place of position because of the controllers. It is better to assemble the bike. this way it will take up less space.
Bicycle as baggage in the Metro Rules of Use
There are special rules for underground transport. They briefly describe the rights and obligations of passengers, their actions in the event of an emergency, the necessary requirements for maintaining public order and the rules for the carriage of baggage. The metro workers were not ignored either.
Let us dwell in more detail on the baggage being transported, more precisely, on the restrictions on it:
- You cannot carry baggage, the dimensions of which significantly exceed the permissible dimensions.
- Bulky items that prevent passengers from entering and exiting, as well as creating inconvenience to others.
- Explosive, piercing and staining objects.
- Any means of transportation unpacked.
All points almost directly relate to bicycles: according to the baggage rules, their dimensions do not fit into the prescribed ones, a bicycle driver can create inconveniences in the carriage, stain or injure other passengers, as well as interfere with boarding and disembarking. It is already clear that transportation of unassembled bicycles in the metro is prohibited. An alternative option is to pack it in a special case, after removing the front wheel from it.
Option of a protective bicycle cover for a non-folding model
You need to pay for travel according to the tariff, in accordance with the rules for the carriage of baggage in wagons All this is required to know a cyclist who decides to use the underground option of movement with his iron friend, in order to avoid conflicts with subway workers.
Animals on the loose
For dogs of large breeds and in the subway, and in suburban trains, and to travel around the MCC, you need to buy a ticket. They need to wear a muzzle and a leash. You do not need a ticket for all types of transport, including the MCC, only for guide dogs that accompany people with disabilities.
Take care of what you will be transporting the bike. Russian Railways is forbidden to carry dirty luggage, so you will attract a lot of attention to yourself. Prepare a bag or large bag.
Prepare luggage rubber bands: they will come in handy to compactly attach your bike to the wall or handles.
If you are traveling with friends, then it is better to go to different cars. Many bikes in one car will create a queue.
The rules of travel state that the hand luggage of an electric train passenger can weigh less than 36 kg and take up no more than 180 cm, if you add up the lengths in all dimensions. This is if you are transporting a folding bike when folded.
It is convenient to hang the bike on the hand luggage rack, while it does not interfere with any of the passengers
As for an unassembled bike, the rules say that you can transport bicycles without a motor in an electric train. In this case, the carriage charge is set by the railway.
That is, we have a choice: to carry a disassembled or folded bike in the form of carry-on luggage, or a whole bike for a fee.
In principle, the bike can in any case be carried as hand luggage: just remove the front wheel. After you pass the turnstiles, you can put the wheel back. Just take it off again when you exit.
In fact, everything is not so difficult. Proceeding from a fairly secured experience, we can say that the most unhappy with the transportation of a large number of controllers at the turnstiles. In case you are told to pay for a bike, just remove the front wheel and say that it is now hand luggage. Passed the turnstile. put on the wheel and everything is in order.
It’s funny that at one fine moment, for the sake of sports enthusiasm, an attempt was made to purchase a ticket for a bike. But, the cashier at the station could not really understand how to punch a bike at the checkout and recommended to remove the wheel.
In the very same electrician, the controllers never asked for a ticket for the bike. Therefore, there is no need to disassemble it on the train. If there are turnstiles at the exit, it is also ideal to remove the wheel so as not to waste time on stupid arguments. The controller at the turnstiles obviously has more of it.
Rules for Carrying Bicycles on the Train 2017
Many railway workers themselves do not know what to do with a two-wheeled vehicle on a train.
Before the trip, you need to decide on the stop and the cost of the ticket.
You need to have something with you that can fix the wheels of the bike and the bike itself against the wall. Luggage rubber bands and special locks are suitable.
You cannot transport a vehicle if it is dirty and can leave traces in the carriage. Take care of the cleanliness of your bike in advance. You also need to grab a special case or something that could replace it. It can be pieces of fabric, and an old curtain, and even cling film.
In electric trains it is allowed to carry luggage up to 36 kilograms, the total dimensions of which do not exceed 1.8 meters. In special cases, for a fee, you can get permission to move hand luggage weighing up to 50 kilograms.
Also, the rules are allowed to transport equipment, pets and bicycles.
Important: you need to buy a separate ticket for the bike. His absence may be indicated at the station, so find out about the local cost of such a trip
Is it possible to take a train with a bicycle
Rush hour: 6-11 am, 16-21 pm
You need to pay 60 ₽, and over 100 km. 120 ₽. The ticket is sold at the box office or in the terminal in the “Baggage” section, it is valid in a regular train and Swallow. On trains from Leningradskiy railway station RUB 25 and RUB 50, respectively.
Tariffs TsPPK, tariffs MTPPK
In the morning until 6, in the afternoon at 11-16, in the evening after 21
Free, but you need to get a free bike ticket at the box office. Some cashiers, especially at smaller stations, do not know about free transportation of bicycles. If the cashier refuses to give a free ticket, try this spell:
Where to sit
On regular trains, the first and last carriages usually have space for a bicycle:
New trains have spacious vestibules. Do not leave your bike unattended in the vestibule; it can be stolen unnoticed. Stand beside or take your bike into the salon.
You enter the Swallows through the second door from the cockpit, there are folding seats:
Free at any time. Enter the carriages with the bicycle icon, they are at the beginning and at the end of the train. On weekdays at 811 am and 1820 pm there are a lot of people on the MCC, it can be uncomfortable with a bicycle.
MCC Rules, clause 2.7.5
Buses, trolleybuses and trams
Free on all routes. Enter through the second door. As a rule, the same door has a validator for payment. One passenger can carry one bike. It is not worth getting on a crowded bus with a bicycle. you will not be welcome.
Bicycles are officially prohibited only if they are not disassembled and packed. But late in the evening, when there are few people, the grandmother at the turnstile can let you in, if you make plaintive eyes and ask very much. If you still swear, try a different lobby.
Rules for using the metro, paragraph 2.10.4.
Hello! Or maybe you know about the specifics of transporting a bicycle on Sapsan? Do I need a ticket (I heard that I don’t need it. if in a case and without a front wheel, but I want to be sure).
As far as we know, in Sapsany, bicycles and other luggage are transported free of charge if it is disassembled and packed in a cover. But it’s better to find out exactly at the ticket office at the station 🙂
From what month free ride on a bike in transport?
I’m going to bike and commute to work.
Since after the metro was extended and many buses stopped traveling from Petrovsko-razumovskaya, we have to make two changes.
Paying for a bike from the Ostankino platform to Khovrino and back in the evening is expensive.
Is it possible from 6 to 11 and from 4 to 21 to transport a folding bike free of charge?
There are few people on the train, because I always drive against the flow from the suburbs and residential areas.
Andrei, in the Leningrad direction they require a ticket for a bicycle only in Lastochki, in ordinary trains they turn a blind eye to them. over, controllers usually check tickets outside Moscow, and for the passage of turnstiles it is important that you have a regular ticket. What’s more, you have a small folding bike that takes up space like luggage. We think you won’t have any problems.
Hello! And if there are no electric trains between 11 and 16 o’clock in the direction of the commuter train I need (between 10:38 and 16:15 interval), it turns out that you can’t ride a bike for free?
Olesya, try to arrive at 15:50 and ask for a free ticket at the box office)
Well, in the morning before 6, and in the evening after 21 it’s also free.
Do I need to pay for transporting a bike on the train
This is what the baggage rules for electric trains say. By the way, these rules are usually posted at the end of each carriage on the wall near the entrance doors.
Free. if it’s hand luggage:
“For one travel document (ticket) issued for one passenger, including one travel document (ticket) issued at the fare for the carriage of children with the provision of a seat, no more than three pieces of baggage are accepted for the sum of three dimensions of each seat not exceeding 180 cm, the weight of each item is no more than 75 kg and the total weight is no more than 200 kg “.
It is paid if your sports equipment has exceeded the standard for measurements:
“On trains, passengers are allowed to carry the following items, the size of which by the sum of three dimensions exceeds 180 cm:
Disassembled and packed bicycles without a motor, which are placed in places for carry-on luggage or together with passengers carrying them in the carriage so as not to interfere with other passengers. For each bicycle carried on the train, a baggage rate of 10 kg will be charged “.
Summer promotions for cyclists
Sometimes, some transport companies can carry out promotions, usually during the summer season, for transporting bicycles for free. provided that one ticket was purchased per passenger. For example, in our city, the Bashkortostan Suburban Passenger Company from June 10 to October 31 allowed passengers to carry their unassembled bicycle in a commuter train every day for free. For details, call 8 (347) 246-31-63. Such benefits are valid only on the territory of the region, so be sure to find out in advance which route they apply to.
Do I need to pay for transporting a bicycle on a train or commuter train
After we purchased the bicycles, we were puzzled by the question: do we have to pay for transporting a bicycle on the train. Now we know the answer to this question, as we often travel by rail with our mountain bikes, and in this article I will share this information with you.
How to transport a bicycle by train
Now, the question is: A disassembled bicycle can be considered carry-on baggage and is subject to free travel. Is not it?
We removed the front wheel (it is very easy to do even without the tools at hand. our models have a manual lever), folded it, measured it and by the sum of three dimensions it did not exceed 180 centimeters. It turns out. now it’s hand luggage, not a bicycle. over, in this form, he did not bother anyone, did not take up seats and did not block the passage for passengers.
But the inspector who came up, was fundamentally disagreeing with the free transportation, and demanded to pay for our luggage. We were given the amount, almost the cost of another travel ticket.
Of course, in the end we paid for the carriage as for one more passenger. And the amount is not small. And they also say that campaigning for a healthy lifestyle is so actively carried out in our country.
On the other hand, on the way back, we came across a more accommodating controller, who wrote down our folded bike in hand luggage. and he rode with us for free.
Read more about the bike:
Is it free transportation
The baggage rules for electric trains indicate that only hand luggage can be carried free of charge. Thus, the owner of each ticket, including a child ticket, with a seat provided, can occupy the space designated for luggage at no additional charge. It is important that the sum of three dimensions of each object does not go beyond the boundaries of 180 centimeters, and the weight of each element does not exceed 35 kilograms.
For an additional cost, you can carry another 50 kilograms of baggage weight. The exact conditions can be found at the information stand, usually located in each carriage.
Bicycle transportation must be paid in the event that the sports equipment exceeds the standard for measurements, that is, it goes beyond the boundaries of 180 centimeters. We are talking about a bicycle without a motor and disassembled.
The order of transportation is determined in such a way that the two-wheeled vehicle is located either in the carry-on baggage space or next to the passengers. Of course, in the second case, the bicycle being transported should not interfere with the “neighbors” on the train. The fee for each bike is the same as the baggage rate of 10 kilograms.
It is worth mentioning that during the summer, some carriers run promotions for cyclists on certain days or times. Usually, their essence lies in the fact that when buying a regular ticket for a passenger, any bike is transported free of charge. For example, this can be a period from June 10 to October 31, during which any passenger can transport his vehicle in an unassembled state at no additional charge.
In general, each region has its own specifics of transportation. In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the assembled bike is allowed to be transported only in the vestibule, paying an additional 19 rubles. In the Altai Territory, from May 10 to September 30, there is a special offer according to which, when buying a ticket for a passenger, he can carry a bicycle free of charge. Such benefits are usually valid only on the territory of a specific region, so you need to find out about them in advance at the ticket office of the railway station or on the website of the transport company.
In the trains of OJSC TsPPK, it is possible to transport the assembled bicycle free of charge every day from 11 to 16 pm, as well as from 21 pm to 6 am. However, this is possible only if both the starting and ending points are located near Moscow or the Moscow region. It is necessary to take a special free ticket for a bicycle at the box office, without which passage into the carriage is prohibited. The document is drawn up in the terminal and is received only during the current hours, that is, from 11 to 16 hours and from 21 to 6 hours. In the terminal, select the menu item “Hand luggage” or “Luggage”, after which. the item “Bicycle 0”. Paid bicycle transportation is paid either before the trip, or directly on the train with the assistance of a conductor.
On the days when public events are held, for example, “Bicycle Parade” or “To work by bike”, Russian Railways allows you to travel with a vehicle free of charge at any time of the day. Such information must first be specified at special information stands.
Returning to the TsPPK, paid transportation costs from 60 to 120 rubles, depending on both the direction of travel and the distance along the way. Up to 100 kilometers the tariff corresponds to 60 rubles, and over 100 kilometers. 120 rubles. Other carriers, and over 100 kilometers. already 50 rubles.
Bicycles are transported free of charge on Aeroexpress in any form throughout the day.
The fine for stowaway baggage transportation is, as a rule, 100 rubles and is considered an administrative violation. However, some conductors are arbitrary and demand that free riders pay an amount equal to a regular passenger ticket.
Transportation of a bicycle in a commuter train is possible both in a paid and in a free format. However, it is important to mention that Russian Railways prohibits the transport of dirty items, so the vehicle will either have to be wiped off before boarding, or provided with a suitably sized bag or package. In principle, bicycles can be transported both in the vestibule, and in places for carry-on luggage, and in the free space at the beginning and end of the car, but the conditions of transportation in these cases differ.
The system operates in such a way that every person who buys a boarding ticket has the right to carry free hand luggage. If the bike fits its characteristics, nothing else is needed.
All promotions, specific tariffs and conditions differ in different regions of the Russian Federation. In addition, the further a person travels, the more it will cost him to transport the bicycle. If the bike in any way can damage the belongings of other passengers or even injure them, then the carriage is in principle prohibited. If the controllers express dissatisfaction even before boarding, it is recommended to immediately unhook the front wheel and notify the staff that the bike will be placed as carry-on luggage.
Where to put the bike
Experienced cyclists recommend not traveling with a large cycling company in the same car, as this creates a queue and takes up too much space.
It is correct to hang the vehicle from the saddle on the overhead bin and secure the seat post. Quite often the bike is attached to a shelf using a bike lock.
If you choose the right seat, then no problems should arise either with the controller or with other passengers. Some trains are equipped with special zones for oversized cargo. Sometimes, by the way, they are present only in some carriages, so it makes sense to walk all over the train and find the optimal place.
If the carriage is practically empty, then the bicycle is allowed to be placed between the seats in a normal or upside-down position. The bike should not be left in the vestibule, as this will interfere with the incoming and outgoing fellow travelers. It can also be trite stolen. An exception may be the first and last carriages, but again in the case of low population. It is worth mentioning that according to the rules, only one bicycle can be accommodated in one vestibule.
When it is decided to ride with a company in the same carriage, although this is undesirable, it is recommended to arrange the bicycles in a checkerboard pattern, that is, one bike becomes the rear wheel towards the exit, and the second becomes the front. Sometimes three vehicles are positioned at the bottom as a support, and a couple more are fixed at the top, if necessary. In an upright position, it is not forbidden to place the bike with the rear wheel on the seat. It is also necessary to mention the importance of putting the device on the brake. For this purpose, an elastic band will help, used to pull the brake lever to the handlebars.
Rules for transporting a bicycle on the train
In summer, an increasing number of cyclists are faced with the question of whether it is possible to transport a two-wheeled vehicle in an electric train. The answer to this question is not so simple, since the situation has a lot of nuances.
Only a folding bike that is the same size as your carry-on baggage will be able to be transported free of charge on the train. In order to achieve the required sum of three dimensions, you will need to remove the front wheel, steering wheel and fold the structure. It should be mentioned that in modern models, the wheel is dismantled by pressing a convenient lever, which makes it unnecessary to carry tools. The pin is either pushed into the frame or removed with the seat. In this form, the bike does not block the passage for other passengers and does not take up seat space. Even the pedals and the rear wheel can be removed if desired.
You can pack your bike either in a regular bag or bag, or in a specially sewn cover or even plastic wrap.
It is also recommended to prepare in advance luggage elastic bands or other elastic ties to fix the vehicle near the wall or seat handle. In order not to get your bag or bag dirty, the bike should be washed first. By the way, the cover itself must be soft, otherwise the protruding angular parts of the bike can disturb or even injure other passengers and their belongings. The bike is placed in the cover with the wheels upward: first, the rounded fabric part is put on the rear wheel, then it is partially fastened. After that, the front wheel and pedals are placed inside. The capacity for the bike must be selected in such a way that the structure inside does not dangle.
As for children’s bicycles, they fall under all of the above rules, and therefore, having the required dimensions and being packed, can be transported as carry-on luggage. Here again, luggage elastic bands come in handy, which are fabric-braided laces with reliable metal hooks at both ends. They will help not only for fixing, but also when it is necessary to use the parking brake.
You can watch the following video about a very convenient way to transport bicycles by electric trains.
Carrying a bike on public transport
Cycling enthusiasts sooner or later face such a problem as transporting a bicycle, and different types of transport have their own nuances. Ideal if you have a personal car.
But the greatest difficulty, of course, is the transportation of a bicycle by public transport. An accident can take you by surprise, so every cyclist should be aware of the rules for transporting his two-wheeled friend. We will talk about them in this article.
Long distance trains
But first things first. To get started, get a special bike cover or sew it from a thick fabric. Take a minimal set of cycling tools with you on the road, as well as a few tight ropes.
In order for the bike to meet the necessary requirements, you need:
- Remove small parts such as bicycle fenders, reflectors, bicycle bells, etc.
- The front wheel must be unscrewed and tied with a rope to the frame to protect the derailleur
- Turn the steering wheel so that it is at a 90 degree angle.
- Push the telescopic seat tube down until it stops.
- Unscrew the bolts and remove the pedals
- Pack the bike and all parts in a case
Thus, the conductors will have no reason not to let you in with such luggage.
Platzkart cars are known for the presence of a third shelf, so it makes sense to take tickets there. For the safety of passengers, tie the cover to its sides.
But each rule can be approached. For example, if you remove the front or rear wheel, you can achieve the specified criteria. Then, of course, you will have to pay for the bike as for luggage, but then no one will say a word to you that you are breaking the rules.
By the way, they have such an absurd meaning that it is unnatural to even carry them out. Judge for yourself, it is safer to roll a bicycle on full two wheels than to drag it on one, and even hold the removed wheel somewhere.
Bike Lanes by Casey Neistat
In almost all models of bicycles, the wheel is quite easy to remove, so you will not experience any special inconveniences. You can even try to take a chance and put the wheel back after checking at the turnstile. And the understanding workers of the metro have not yet disappeared. But be prepared that the attendant can stop you and not even let you into the station.
The subway is not ideal for transporting your bike, it can only be used as a last resort. over, during peak hours, you simply cannot carry it through an endless crowd of people. Therefore, choose early morning or late supper. And for riding around the station, you can even earn a fine. Think three hundred times: it might be better to travel the required distance in the fresh air, and even thereby bring health benefits, than to suffer with a bicycle in a stuffy subway.
The rules stipulate that the bike must be packed in a special case, or at least in polyethylene, tied with a strong rope, before getting on the plane. Either you worry about it at home, or you will be stopped and demanded for a packing service of about 30.
Keep in mind that all operations for loading into the luggage compartment are performed by a person, so make allowances for the human factor. Wrap fragile parts with a soft cloth, put foam or corrugated cardboard inside the cover.
Remember that since this is non-standard baggage, the loading conditions are different. When boarding, you will have to go to a special conveyor with an extended belt and place your load on it. Upon receipt, the issue will be carried out in the compartment for “oversize luggage”.
As for the passenger bus, and trolleybuses with trams, there can be no question of any bicycle, at least according to the rules. The bike violates all baggage regulations. If you’re lucky and get on an empty bus with a kind driver, you might even be able to transport your bike. But for such baggage you will have to pay the amount indicated at the entrance.
There are not so many places to place an iron horse. This is either the space in front of the first row of seats or between the seats. In both cases, you need to listen to your fellow travelers, because a massive bike can get in the way.
It’s not safe to drop your bike in the vestibule unless you intend to stand there for the entire ride. Or use professional protection, although it cannot give a full guarantee.
In our country, cyclists have to experience inconvenience when transporting a bicycle on public transport. Either the rules are too strict, or even reach the point of absurdity. Therefore, as an alternative, always consider traveling to your destination in your own two-wheeled friend. This will definitely not leave you without positive emotions, and it will also save material resources.
How to carry a bike on the train
If you are going to transport your vehicle, familiarize yourself in advance with the “Rules of travel on commuter trains”, which are an extract from the “Rules for the provision of services for the carriage of passengers by rail, as well as cargo, luggage and cargo luggage for personal, family, household and other needs, not related to the implementation of entrepreneurial activity. ” It is these documents that will answer the question of interest.
How to carry a bike on the train
According to the letter of the law, a passenger is considered as “a person who travels on a train with a valid travel document (ticket) or has a travel document (ticket) and is located on the territory of a railway station, railway station or passenger platform immediately before or immediately after the specified trip.
Passengers travel by rail in all cases is carried out according to travel documents (tickets). The control of the passenger’s travel document (ticket) is carried out at the railway station, railway station and stopping points when the passenger passes to the commuter train through the control point of travel documents (tickets) (if there is a specified point), on the route of the commuter train and at the exit a passenger through the control point of travel documents (tickets) (if the specified point is available) after the end of the trip on a commuter train “.
From all of the above, it is only clear that to move from point A to point B, you need to purchase a travel ticket, which will be checked everywhere. There is not a word about the rights and obligations of the passenger in the text. But on these questions, if you wish, you can also find information. So:
- Free carry-on baggage that does not exceed 36 kg in weight and 180 cm in height or length. This is not counting various small things.
- Carry-on baggage up to 50 kg is allowed for an additional fee.
According to these points, baby carriages and various seedlings can be transported as hand luggage, properly packed and corresponding to the indicated dimensions. Whereas for the following categories: wheelchairs, pets, bicycles. that is, everything that goes beyond the statutory dimensions, you will have to pay extra. over, the cost of transportation is set by the railway.
Bicycle transport: cost
It is allowed to carry in the vestibule of a suburban train, for a fee, in addition to the established norm, no more than one bicycle unassembled. Sale of tickets and season tickets without providing a seat:
- at suburban ticket offices at railway stations and train stations
- in ticket-printing machines (section “Carry-on baggage”)
Conditions for free transportation of bicycles: for free transportation of bicycles at some stations from 11:00 to 16:00 and from 21:00 to 06:00, you must issue a free ticket at the ticket office.
In May, bicycles will be allowed on the suburban trains of the Moscow Railway for free. This is due to the holding of the spring cycling festival, the press service of the Moscow Department of Transport and Development of Road Transport Infrastructure reported.
“On May 19, a grandiose holiday will take place in the capital. the Moscow cycling festival. In Honor of this event, from 13 to 26 May, for the convenience of cyclists living in remote areas of the city or in the Moscow region, the passenger companies of the Central Suburban Passenger Company (TsPPK) and the Moscow-Tver Suburban Passenger Company (MTPPK) allowed free transportation of bicycles on commuter trains, ”. explained in the press service of the Department of Transport.
Every bicycle owner was faced with the need to carry his two-wheeled friend on the train. Sometimes situations arise when a certain place can be reached only by this type of transport. And quite often, controllers and cyclists conflict over the presence of such bulky luggage and cannot come to a definite agreement, since it is unclear whether it is necessary to pay for an additional ticket or whether the bicycle is generally prohibited.
In addition, some riders have heated up the atmosphere by expressing their dissatisfaction with the mud or by saying that the cyclist is taking up too much space and obstructing the passage. Let’s figure out the rules for transporting bicycles on electric trains so that in the future no one will have any unpleasant situations.
How to transport a bike on a train
Disassembled and packed in covers, bicycles, according to the current rules of travel by rail, are allowed to be carried free of charge, provided that they fit the description of the term “oversized cargo”. If at the same time your bike and backpack are also weighed, and you accordingly received a receipt for the weight of your luggage, then the conductor will have no chance at all to prohibit you from boarding the train.
It is more convenient and easier to ride with bicycles in a reserved seat carriage. four bicycles can be easily packed on the third shelf, packed in pairs in covers. For the peace of mind of neighbors-passengers, it is useful to have a rope ready, with which bicycles are tied to handrails, handles, etc.
However, there is another option. if there is a free auxiliary seat on the train, you can try to negotiate with the conductor: perhaps, for a certain amount, he will agree to allow you to transport the bike even in an unassembled form.
The text was prepared by Roman Borisov.
Posted May 4, 2020.
Sources: velosreda.ru, mos.ru, velodrive.ru.