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Hunge commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"I know that this is an old post, but would like to share my experience with you all. It was about 8 years back, when I went up to QLD by CountryLink. I was staying on the Gold Coast, which meant that I had to get off at Casino, for…"
Feb 1, 2012
KimR commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"Yep, that is right Matt. Just chekced and Nowra service is adtually rn by CityRail using Endeavour rail cars, which are slightly different to the Xplorers, and have the bicycle storage area. It's not a very long trip to Canberra a shame they…"
Dec 7, 2011
Matt_D commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"I've taken Countrylink with my bike to & from Melbourne on XPT and it is a basic procedure, I reckon 30 minutes will have you safe (you might not want to rely on them having such advanced technology as allen keys though!). I've also…"
Dec 3, 2011
KimR commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"Did you ask Countrylink about bikes on the Canberra service specifically? They used to run XPTs but now it is the Xplorer rail cars which have bike hooks in at least every second carriages, as far as I am aware. I've used these hooks on the…"
Dec 1, 2011
Kim commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"Wow Jason, you must be super quick to pack your bike in 5 mins. The amount of time I give myself to pack my bike is usually about 40 mins. I guess it depends on what kind of bike you have.   Sarah, if you are really concerned about a box…"
Nov 30, 2011
Jason B commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"I've done it - I would expect that they have enough boxes.  Its a fair sized pile - and they've always had one large enough for my XL sized MTB.   They demand 1 hour early, but it only takes 5 mins to box a bike, and if you get…"
Nov 29, 2011
Bill Parker commented on Sarah Harvey's blog post CountryLink with bike
"PaulJ recently commented about this and did not seem to have problem with 4 bikes, maybe Canberra is…"
Nov 28, 2011
Sarah Harvey posted a blog post

CountryLink with bike

helloHas anyone got any experience travelling by Countrylink train with a bike? I thought i would go to Canberra for a weekend with my bike, but CountryLink seem to make it very hard. They say I have to put the bike in a box, and when I asked how I was to get the box and bike to the station (on my head..?) they said they usually have them available at the station! So I risk turning up at 7am on a public hol to get my train and finding they have no boxes available...what then? Does anyone have…See More
Nov 28, 2011
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Nov 28, 2011

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Recreational
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Wahroonga

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CountryLink with bike

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 3:41pm 7 Comments

hello

Has anyone got any experience travelling by Countrylink train with a bike? I thought i would go to Canberra for a weekend with my bike, but CountryLink seem to make it very hard. They say I have to put the bike in a box, and when I asked how I was to get the box and bike to the station (on my head..?) they said they usually have them available at the station! So I risk turning up at 7am on a public hol to get my train and finding they have no boxes available...what…

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