Crossrail and Bikes

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


Will Crossrail trains allow the carriage of bikes?


Answer for Crossrail and Bikes

Answer for Crossrail and Bikes

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Crossrail is being designed as a high capacity metro style railway. As such it will carry large numbers of people through the centre of London, with easy interchang onto many other underground lines in the central area.

Crossrail has developed a cycle policy. Crossrail trains are likely to include areas of flexible space within each train. This would be prioritised for the use of wheelchair users. However, it would combine wheelchair space with the capacity to carry prams, bicycles, other oversize luggage and standing passengers.

In line with LU policy on cycle carriage, there will be a ban on cycle carriage at all times between Acton Main Line and Stratford/ Abbey Wood. Cycle carriage will be allowed on all other sections of Crossrail but with peak hour restrictions as appropriate.