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 the journey.
Please be aware that many of our stations have cycle storage facilities, which you are welcome to use. Southeastern station information.
National Rail and 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.