<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - West ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Bike Service Begins Aboard the Heartland Flyer]]> Effective August 24, 2015

Amtrak and the Oklahoma and Texas departments of transportation will offer bike service aboard the Heartland Flyer starting August 24, 2015. .

Reservations Required
  • Bikes are free of charge during this service pilot, however, reservations are required. Bike reservations can be made on Amtrak.com by calling 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) and at Amtrak ticket offices. Passengers can also make reservations at the Oklahoma City station Quik-Trak® ticketing kiosk. Bike reservations cannot be made through Amtrak mobile apps. This bike service pilot is limited to stations on the Heartland Flyer route; passengers connecting with the Texas Eagle should contact Amtrak for bike fees and details.
  • Passengers must have a travel document (ticket) for their bike. Passengers must also complete a baggage ID tag and attach it to their bike. Passengers boarding at the Fort Worth station can obtain baggage ID tags at the ticket office. Passengers boarding at unstaffed stations will obtain baggage tags from the on-board train crew. Passengers must present a photo ID when retrieving their bike.
  • Arrive Early: Passengers checking bikes must arrive 30 minutes prior to train departure to allow sufficient time to obtain their ticket and baggage tag, and to get their bike to the baggage car.
  • Eligible Bikes: Only standard size bikes will be permitted. Large seat/saddle bags must be removed from the bikes. These items can be carried on the train and will count as a carry-on item.
  • Loading Bikes: Passengers must be physically capable of lifting their bikes up to an employee standing on a baggage car or to the train crew at the baggage door.
  • Passengers will not be permitted in the baggage car. Amtrak personnel will store and secure the bike in the bike racks.

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0815-192