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Cyclists

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will direct British Rail to consider ways in which cyclists can more easily use rail services.

British Rail has regular contact with the cycling organisations and is aware of their needs. I understand that BR's policy is to welcome cyclists and to convey bicycles whenever possible, for an appropriate charge, provided that this will not unduly inconvenience other passengers, or displace other revenue-earning traffic such as parcels.