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Old 12-28-12, 06:46 PM
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NJ Transit - can bikes board trains at low-level platforms?

Is there still a restriction in place disallowing bikes from boarding at low-level platforms? Or has this "rule" been removed, as I've heard?
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Old 12-29-12, 08:50 AM
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This restriction has been removed; riders remain responsible for carrying bikes up and down train stairs at low-level platforms.
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Old 12-29-12, 11:44 PM
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^ Great to hear! Has NJ transit documented this anywhere, or is it another "invisible" policy change?
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
^ Great to hear! Has NJ transit documented this anywhere, or is it another "invisible" policy change?
The page with the bike policy doesn't list the low level station restriction anymore but there was a press release a while back:
http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servl...ELEASE_ID=2769
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The last time I brought my bike, the conductor said their might be problems because he said the rules were still not written in stone so to speak. Regardless, he let my bike in the train. They have gotten strict on holidays so be careful.

Please note the weekend changes! You are not allowed to bring your bicycle to New York City until after 12:00 noon! Then, you're not allowed to take your bike out of the city until after 8:00 pm!!
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
You are not allowed to bring your bicycle to New York City until after 12:00 noon! Then, you're not allowed to take your bike out of the city until after 8:00 pm!!
One pedal stroke forward, one pedal stroke back. Thats about the most inconvenient policy I've ever heard.
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
Please note the weekend changes! You are not allowed to bring your bicycle to New York City until after 12:00 noon! Then, you're not allowed to take your bike out of the city until after 8:00 pm!!
Just to clarify, no bikes on trains arriving New York between 9a and 12n; nor on trains leaving New York between 5p and 8p. The rationale is that weekends see rush-hour-type crowds during these periods. Also, the policy doesn't only apply to New York travel, but these trains' entire runs.
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I took my bike on the train yesterday and thought I was breaking the rule, since my station has a ground-level platform. I'm glad to see the news here!
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