MBTA Going To Let Some Trains Have Bikes On Them During Rush Hour

Written by Boston Biker on May 10

Its as if someone finally realized there is no difference between a double wide stroller, a wheel chair, a bunch of bags of groceries, and a bicycle. Its still not full access but hey its a start. Lets hope they will see that bikes are easily accommodated on the trains (also if you are going to take your bike on the train don’t be a dick head).

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from the email: (thanks John)

Newburyport/Rockport Line
Pilot Bike Program
Effective Monday, May 13th
A pilot program permitting bikes to be transported on peak period trains
between specific stations will begin on Monday, May 13th.
Passengers with bikes must board at the mini high platform.
Passengers with bikes will get off the train first or as directed by a train
crew member.
Preference will always be given to wheelchair passengers. If there is not
enough room for wheelchair passengers and passengers with bikes, the
passengers with bikes will not be permitted to board the train with their
bikes,
This pilot program will apply to the following stations:
Rockport Line
Bikes will be carried, as specified above, between Rockport, Gloucester,
West Gloucester, Manchester, Beverly Farms, Prides Crossing and Montserrat
stations.
Inbound peak service trains: 102, 104, 106, 108 and 110
No bikes will be allowed to go beyond Montserrat Station.
Outbound peak service trains: 127, 129, 131 and 133
Newburyport Line
Bikes will be carried, as specified above, between Newburyport, Rowley,
Ipswich, Hamilton/Wenham and North Beverly stations.
Inbound peak service trains: 152, 154, 156, 158 and 162
No bikes will be allowed to go beyond North Beverly Station.
Outbound peak service trains: 177, 181, 183 and 185


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2 Responses to “MBTA Going To Let Some Trains Have Bikes On Them During Rush Hour”

  1. By mtalinm on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    on the one hand, I’m thrilled. on he other, I wory about backlash esp n crowded trains.

    th “flat” commuter rail trains sometimes have a standing-room-only area where it’s easy to put a bike.

  2. By Grim on May 14, 2013 | Reply

    This helps bicycle commuters not at all. Anyone who has a bike can cycle between the stops in question no problem – I’ve done it many times. The real difficulty is getting in and out of the CITY with your bike. Riding is a pleasure from Montserrat to Rockport, but ain’t nobody got time for Lynn, Revere and Chelsea!

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