Metra Bicycle Policy
Bicycles are permitted on weekday trains arriving in Chicago before 6:31AM and after 9:30AM and leaving Chicago before 3:00PM and after 7:00PM and on all weekend trains. Metra reserves the right to ban bikes on trains during special events.
Small folding bicycles in protective covers are permitted on all trains. Standard bicycles will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis on weekday off-peak hours and on weekends. There is no guarantee that there will be space available on an initial or return trip (this includes late night trains). Train crews have the final authority on accommodating bicycles. Crews may prohibit a cyclist from boarding or require a cyclist to detrain due to overcrowding or if priority seating is needed for customers with disabilities. If cyclists are required to detrain prior to their destination, cyclists who purchased a cash fare from the conductor will be given a cash refund. Cyclists riding on a One Way or 10-Ride ticket will have their ticket returned to them with the following notation “Good for One Additional Ride”.
- Five bicycles are allowed in the priority seating area of each accessible (ADA) diesel rail car and Two on each equivalent Metra Electric car.
- Cyclists are required to tightly secure their bike to the lower railing of the folding seat with a bungee cord or other device. Cyclists cannot block aisles or impede passenger movement. Cyclists must accompany their bicycle at all times. Refer to the public schedule for the number of bicycles allowed per train.