Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wanna bring your bike onto a rush hour train? Go ahead... but you can stand. You didn't pay extra fare for the bike and you certainly didn't pay for those TWO seats


Anonymous said...

Saving the planet 2 seats at a time...

Tal Hartsfeld said...

He DID pay for the bike.
It was the extra fare to bring it aboard a commuter train that he didn't pay for.

C.J. Smith said...

I can't solve world hunger but I can try to get you a seat on a train!!!

J. Allan said...

Let's face it. This guy is an asshat with or without the bike. Taking up two seats isn't necessary even with a bike in front of you. I managed to ride from February till last weekend without taking more than the seat closest to the wall.

C.J. Smith said...

J is polite.
This guy in the photo is the reason why there's so much hate.
But thank you J. for being great.

J. Allan said...

J was less than polite with the TSO last week who made a point of standing on platform 10 at Union both Thursday and Friday waiting for me to come out of my regular carriage to ticket me and threaten me with jail time.

From what I see in the photo, not only is he taking 2 seats, he is also blocking half the doorway with his front tire/handlebars.

If a bike MUST be brought on board, (PLEASE) turn your handlebars to be parallel to your front tire, sit in one seat closest to the wall, and keep your bike tight to the poles in front of you, preferably with the chain on your side. This approach means fellow GO users aren't catching their clothes/briefcases on any part of your bike, and shows your respect for the people who claim that bikes on trains are an inconvenience.

(Some people, and TSOs, will still claim that it's a safety issue, but if there's one thing this guy did right, it was to lock up to the pole to avoid the bike becoming a projectile in case of derailment/crash)

Anonymous said...

Bikes are completely prohibited from Rush Hour trains. I'm noticing there's still a lot of great CSAs, but a large number of them couldn't care less about their job. If anyone ever tried to get on my Rush Hour train with a bicycle, they'd either be leaving it at the station bike rack or have a TSO waiting for them at the next station.
-Former CSA

Unknown said...

This is incorrect -- bikes are not "completely prohibited" from rush hour trains.

"On weekdays, due to rush-hour crowding, [...] bicycles are not permitted on trains scheduled to arrive at Union Station between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. or that leave Union Station between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Non-foldable bicycles are also prohibited inside Union Station during those times.


Bicycles are permitted on all other trains, including weekday off-peak, and those travelling opposite to peak direction."

(emphasis mine)

I do agree with the intent of your message -- I find CSAs are far too lenient. However, there are rush hour trains where bicycles are permitted.