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Bike/Board Cars

Metrolink Bikes on Board

All Metrolink trains have a Bike Car that can accommodate up to nine bikes. These special train cars are in addition to the regular Metrolink train cars that can accommodate up to three bikes. Bike Cars are identified by a yellow “Bike Car” decal on the side of the train. 

Arrow trains do not have Bike Cars but can accommodate up to 12 bikes.

Bike Guidelines

  • Bikes must be safely secured within the bike storage area
  • Bikes must never block aisles or doors 
  • Bicyclists must follow the conductor’s instructions to relocate or board an alternative car due to overcrowding and/or if space is needed for a passenger in a wheelchair 
  • Only single-rider bikes are allowed 
  • Battery-powered bikes, scooters, and wheelchairs are permitted but must not exceed 32 inches W x 58 inches L, or weigh more than 500 lbs., including occupant 
  • Electric bikes are permitted but must not exceed 32 inches W x 58 inches L 
  • Folding bikes are permitted and must be stored in the bike storage area
  • On Arrow trains, bike hooks on the top of bike storage areas accommodate tires 2.6 inches (65.8mm) wide, and bike rails on the bottom accommodate tires 2.0 inches (51.4mm) wide

Not allowed:

  • Gas-powered vehicles 
  • Mopeds, tandem and three-wheeled bikes 
  • Segways (except when used as a mobility device for a passenger with a disability) 
  • Riding bikes onboard the train or on the station platform 
  • On Arrow trains, bicycles with wheels wider than 2.6 inches

Violating the bike rules may result in removal from the train.

Bike storage at stations

Most Metrolink stations offer bike racks or bike lockers for passengers. Please check out the Stations pages to verify if bike amenities are available.

You can now bring your surfboards onto Metrolink trains to go surfing at Southern California beaches. All designated Bike/Board cars have capacity to hold up to five surfboards in the surf netting carriers. It's a breeze to take your surfboards onto Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County line trains down to San Clemente Pier and Oceanside North Strand beaches.

Surfboard Storage Rules

  • Surfboards must not exceed 6ft 4in.
  • All surfboards must be in a sealed surfboard bag or carrying case.
  • All surfboards must be safely secured within the surfboard storage area. In the interest of passenger safety, any unsecured surfboards are subject to removal.
  • Surfboards must never block seats, aisles, doorways, stairs or exits.
  • Use surfboard carrier at your own risk. Metrolink will not be responsible for damage, theft, or injury resulting from misuse of surfboard carrier.
  • Metrolink employees, conductors and law enforcement officers have the authority to remove surfboards should there be any safety concerns.

How to Secure Your Surfboard on the Metrolink Train

  • Carry your surfboard onto the train being courteous of fellow passengers & surroundings.
  • To access the storage netting provided, undo the Velcro strap opening.
  • Gently place your surfboard flat into the netting.
  • If there are multiple boards, lay them on top of one another.
  • Close the Velcro strap ensuring it is secure.
  • Please make sure to return and secure any surfboard removed to gain access to yours.



Bike/Board Car Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many surfboards can we put in the surfboard storage?
A: Five, but at the conductor’s discretion.

Q: How many storage nets are there per train?
A: One per train.

Q: What happened to the Bike Cars?
A: We have converted all Bike Cars into Bike/Board Cars to accommodate surfers. Bike/Board Cars can still hold six bikes.

Q: What lines will these Bike/Board Cars be on?
A: They will be on every train, so all lines.

Q: Do I need a surfboard reservation?
A: No, the surfboard carriers will be first come, first served.