Southeastern operates one of the busiest rail networks in the country, and
during peak periods, many services are crowded with some passengers
obliged to stand. On peak services cycles take up space needed by
passengers. Therefore, we would like to remind passengers of our current cycle policy.
Cycles are not permitted on peak time services arriving in London from Monday to Friday between 07.00 and 09.59, and leaving London between 16.00 and 18.59.
If you are starting your journey from one of the following boundary stations,
and heading away from London, you are permitted to take your cycle at any
time. These stations are Gillingham, Otford and Tonbridge. Similarly, if your
journey starts in Kent or east Sussex and terminates anywhere before these
stations, you are also permitted to take your cycle, subject to onboard space.
Please note we are unable to guarantee the carriage of bicycles on rail replacement bus services.
Folding cycles may be carried on board any train, provided they are folded
before being taken onto the platform and remain folded on the train during
Please be aware that many of our stations have cycle storage facilities, which
you are welcome to use. Southeastern station information.
National Rail & cycling by train
National Rail encourages the integrated use of cycles and trains - two convenient and environmentally friendly forms of transport.
Download the National Rail Cycling by Train leaflet for easy reference when cycling.