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Bikes on Provo FrontRunner

This December, Provo is finally getting FrontRunner commuter train service to Salt Lake. I was already looking forward to riding my bike to the station, but what I didn’t realize is that FrontRunner actually has an entire cab dedicated to bicyclists.

Here’s what I saw when passing the Provo station this afternoon:

See all those bike symbols? Apparently, that cab has room for 12 bikes. You can just roll yours on in and sit next to it; no need to worry about awkwardly affixing it to some caboose carrier or anything.

Here’s a quick tour of how these cabs look:

Neat, huh? BikeSLC offers these tips for taking your bike on the FrontRunner:

Board the bi-level car closest to the locomotive. There are spaces for 12 bicycles to be parked upright on this car. If using any other car, enter through the door with a green bicycle symbol. Place the bicycle under the stairs (room for 4 bicycles). No bikes are allowed in single-level cars.

I’m already planning trips to Salt Lake restaurants and commutes to work using the train and my trusty Ticino. Where are you going to take your bike?

Comments

scott
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Only 12??? That’s not going to cut it.

Rebecca
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I am super excited for this, I was hoping they would have something useful– definitely a one up to Trax– where I always feel like an outcast when I take my bike.

Tod Robbins
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Scott,

I hear you but there is also space for 4 bikes per other double-decker cabs. So it’s better than it could be!

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