August 24, 2015 Roll On: Bicycles Welcomed Aboard the Amtrak Heartland Flyer Starting This Month

Marc Magliari

Amtrak Contact

312 544.5390


Brenda Perry

Oklahoma DOT Contact

405 521.6000


Mark Cross

Texas DOT Contact

512 475.0942

No service charge, reservations required

OKLAHOMA CITY and FORT WORTH – Amtrak and the departments of
transportation in Oklahoma and Texas will accept bicycles on the daily Heartland Flyer train, starting Aug. 24.

This enhanced service provides passengers with a way to travel with their bikes between Oklahoma City and Ft. Worth or visit the scenic Red River area (Gainesville), Arbuckle Mountains (Ardmore), or splendid small towns (Pauls Valley and Purcell). Take your bike to and from school at the University of Oklahoma (Norman). Reservations are required, but there is no extra charge on each passenger’s railfare during this service pilot.

Passengers must reserve their bikes by selecting “add bike” when they book their train travel on, by calling 800-USA-RAIL, using the staffed ticket office in Ft. Worth or by using the Quik-TrakSM kiosk at the Oklahoma City station.

More details are on the attached Amtrak Passenger Service Notice.

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