Bring your bike on some Richmond Amtrak trains

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Amtrak will soon allow passengers to reserve and board their bicycles at Richmond’s Main Street Station. The program starts Friday, May 18. 

The pilot program extends the current bicycle and baggage service between Newport News and Boston to include Richmond. It will help cyclists riding the Virginia Capital Trail between Richmond and Williamsburg, as well as other travelers. 

“The Commonwealth is proud to offer this new service to our passenger rail customers in Virginia,” said DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell. “Bicycle service at Main Street Station will provide safer and easier access to the Capital Trail and of Virginia’s great cultural and historic attractions. We are confident this pilot program will build off the success of the Capital Trail, which has positively contributed to the local economies along its route.” 

Space is limited to six bicycles in each direction. Customers must reserve a spot in advance by booking online here. Bicycle reservation fees are $20 in addition to normal ticket fares. 

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