tandems on trains


Has anyone been able to transport their Tandem by train?
We were refused by Scotrail even though we had reserved 2 bike spaces.
A very unhelpful conductor wouldnt even let us try to get it on board.
Has anyone had similar problems ?


Failed Tech Bro
That's a bugger, but you'd need to look at Scotrail's conditions of travel. I've seen tandems explicitly excluded from travel for some operators (X-Country from memory, but I could be wrong). However, I've taken my tandem on a few South West Trains. SWT are first-come first-served for bikes with specific exclusions into London at peak times. Otherwise it's largely up to the guards' discretion and they're nearly always pretty pragmatic.


Über Member
I've taken two on a single train. An aggressive drunk shouted at us and accused us of being Tories but that was the only hassle we got. We were taking them home from Southend I believe.
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