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Taking Your Bike by Train

The Bittern Line partnership works with many cycling organisations and retailers to offer added value for cycle users on the railway.

The Greater Anglia Cycles on Trains initiative allows for bicycles to be carried on local trains in a cycle carriage area. This is located at one end of the train and is indicated by a cycle logo next to the entrance door.

Cycle spaces on the Bittern Line and Wherry Lines trains cannot be reserved in advance, space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Advance reservations are advisable especially in the summer holidays on the main line to London. To reserve a space for your bike please call Greater Anglia Reservations Office on 0845 600 7245 which is open 8am to 10pm, 6 days a week.

Please note that cycles only can be carried, Tandems, Trailers and adult Tricycles cannot be taken on any train. Folding bikes in carry cases are conveyed free of charge if placed on the luggage racks.

A leaflet on Cycles by Train is available from the Greater Anglia Reservations Office or at Greater Anglia staffed stations.

Cycle Facilities

All Bittern Line stations are provided with cycle parks where bikes can be secured in cycle lockers. Whilst these are provided free of charge, leaving your bikes at these locations is done so at your own risk. At Norwich there are a large number of cycle racks available, all cycles are left at the owners risk.

Greater Anglia Cycle Rescue Scheme

An innovative cycle rescue package is offered by Greater Anglia giving free assistance to any cyclist with a valid travel ticket for Greater Angliarailways.

The scheme is operated by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).
A leaflet is available from Greater Anglia when buying your cycle ticket.

Discounted Bike Hire

The "Bittern Bikes" Scheme offers £1 off the one day hire rate per bike to Bittern Line and CoastHopper ticket holders from the following participants:

However, this is something we hope to address in the near future, please return to this page every three months to check.

Participant Phone Email Summer Opening
Broadland Cycle Hire
01603 783096 09.30 -16.30
Bike Riders
North Walsham
01692 406632 09.30 -16.30
The Bikeshed
01263 822255
Street Life
01603 626660 10.00 -17.00 Mon-Sat

For details on the National Cycle Network in the area please visit

We hope that the following cycling links may help you:

Be Prepared!

The Bittern Line is ideal for cyclists who wish to explore the North Norfolk countryside, or who would like to have the convenience of their bicycle either to get to the station, or to use it to continue their journey. The following information can help you be prepared:

 Safety Tips
Cycling Routes for days out
 Cycle hire and repairs