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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Bikes banned from commuter trains

The ban on bicycles begins on Monday 11 October. South West Trains (SWT) is imposing a ban on bicycles during peak times. The company says that because of the lack of space during busy commuter times it could no longer provide areas for bikes. The ban applies to trains arriving at Waterloo on weekdays between 7.15am -10am and leaving between 4.45pm - 7pm. A cycling group says it understands the problem of crowded commuter trains but claims the company's policy to ban bicycles is short-sighted and flawed.