Free access for bikes on Cercanías trains from the 1 in June

Since June 1, 2011, bicycle users can access trains with their bikes at any time of the day and every day of the week. Renfe has adopted this measure to contribute to more sustainable mobility.
Cercanías de Madrid makes it easy for travelers to transport bicycles on their trains. Users of Cercanías de Madrid can travel with their bike on trains throughout the nucleus, any day of the week and at any time, within the opening hours of the service. Renfe reminds its Madrid Cercanías customers that many of its trains are adapted to make traveling with the bicycle more comfortable for all train users. Specifically, Civia trains are equipped with a car with the lowest floor, at the level of the platform, which allows greater mobility when accessing it with a bicycle.

Many travelers commute each day to their place of work or leisure with their bikes on board Madrid's Cercanías trains. Most avoid using it at peak times, so as not to disturb other passengers and make their own transportation more comfortable. In addition to having specially designed trains with anchorages to transport bicycles, many of the Madrid Red de Cercanías stations, such as Villaverde, Aranjuez, Fuenlabrada, Las Margaritas, Colmenar, Villalba, Alcalá Universidad, Vallecas or El Pozo They are equipped with a parking area for bikes.
Renfe promotes bicycle routes through Madrid for all audiences, and with direct access from its Cercanías stations, with tours of Majadahonda, Monte de El Pardo, San Martín de la Vega, Colmenar Viejo, Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares, Casa de Campo, El Escorial, Cercedilla, Tres Cantos or Villlalba. Cercanías also brings its travelers closer to the comprehensive bicycle and sustainable mobility center of the Autonomous University of Madrid, CibiUAM, at the Cantoblanco station (line C4), which allows students to use the train and bike as a model sustainable mobility. In this center the internal and external loan of bicycles is facilitated. The Madrid Cercanías trains also connect with the Madrid green ring, thanks to the El Pozo, Orcasitas, Aluche, Pitis, Fuencarral and Las Tablas stations.

The Madrid Cercanías trains replace the circulation of 750.000 cars every day. This replacement entails savings in costs related to pollution, global warming, noise or accidents of more than 400 million euros.

To see the regulations of your Cerca Nucleus you can check this link: http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/info/bicicletas.html
Source: www.ultimosprint.com

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