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Bringing Your Bike on the Subway or Commuter Rail

Follow these tips for a smooth ride on the MBTA subway or commuter rail with your bike:
 
Enter the station through the widest fare gate.
 
Walk or carry your bike on the stairs, or use the elevator to get to the platform. Don’t ride your bike or take it on the escalator.

Boarding Trains

Subway

Board at the ends of the cars. Only 2 bikes are allowed on each car, 1 at either end.

Commuter Rail

Follow the conductor's instructions to board with your bike.

Please wait for the next train if:

  • It’s too crowded
  • There are already the maximum number of bikes on board
  • A senior or person with a disability needs the priority space on the car

 In an emergency, leave your bike on the train, clear of the exits so other passengers can evacuate.
 
If there’s a service disruption, shuttle bus service may not have bike racks available.

Things to Know

Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Riders with disabilities may bring bikes on subway and commuter rail vehicles at all times when used to accommodate their disability.
 
Seniors and people with disabilities have priority over bicycles.
 
Riders who fail to abide by these rules or who refuse to follow instructions from MBTA officials may be removed from the system.