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Carry-on Bike Program

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Carry-on bikes are now accepted from all Downeaster stations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Newly installed luggage racks that convert to bike racks make it possible to roll standard full-sized bikes on board from any Downeaster station, then secure and store them on the train. Please note: the front wheel must be removed.  Bicycle space is limited to four per train, and a specific bike reservation is required in advance of travel. A nominal bicycle fee applies. 

About the new Amtrak Downeaster Carry-On Bicycle Program:

  • Space is limited and advance-reservations are required for the passenger and the bicycle.
    • When booking a ticket on Amtrak.com or via the Amtrak app, an icon with a number of spaces available will display if bike space is available.
    • Proceed 'Add Ons' step to add bikes to a reservation.
    • A bike reservation can be added to an existing reservation by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.
  • Passengers traveling with bikes are encouraged to arrive at the station at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
    • All panniers and bags attached to your bicycle need to be removed and consolidated before boarding.