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Amtrak introduces carry-on bike service on Vermonter line

If you’ve ever wanted to cycling around New England in the comfort of your own saddle, you now have your chance! Amtrak is now offering carry-on bike services on its popular Vermonter line!

Cyclists who have been longing to explore New England by bike now have the chance to bring their own bikes onboard their trains to St. Albans. On May 1st, Amtrak launched its carry-on bike service on trains operating between Washington DC and St. Albans in Vermont, stopping in Philadelphia, New York, Hartford (Connecticut), Springfield (Massachusetts) and Essex Junction in Vermont.

Search for trains to Vermont on liligo.com and make sure you arrive at the station 30 minutes before boarding time. Train cars that offer the bike service will be marked with “bike-friendly” stickers with instructions on how to load your bike into the rack area. Front wheels will need to be removed, as well as panniers and saddle bags. Don’t worry, an Amtrak crew member will be on hand to help.

Reservations are also required for the service, as each bike needs its own ticket. Bike reservation tickets are $20 from Washington DC to New Haven and $10 from New Haven to St. Albans.

Img: State Bicycle by Derrick Austinson Photog / Flickr cc.

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