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Biking on GO Transit with bike coach Gen Z bicycle platform station

Biking and GO Transit

Riding your bike is another convenient way to get to GO stops and stations! Bike storage, bike parking and reserved bicycle parking options are available at select stations.

We encourage active transportation as a healthy, sustainable way to connect you with our services. Bicycles and e-bikes are welcome at GO stations and onboard GO Transit vehicles; however, they are subject to some restrictions outlined in our bike policy. Non-compliance with the policy may result in a ticket or other enforcement action under the Provincial Offences Act.

On GO Trains:

Bicycles are allowed on GO Trains except during weekday rush hour service in the peak direction:

  • Morning rush hour: bikes are not allowed on trains arriving at Union between 6:30AM and 9:30AM on weekdays.
  • Evening rush hour: bikes are not allowed on trains departing Union between 3:30PM and 6:30PM on weekdays.
  • Rush hour restrictions are not in place on weekends or Ontario statutory holidays.
  • Foldable bikes (that are folded up) are allowed on all GO Trains, even during rush hours.

A maximum of two bikes can be stored in each of the Designated Bicycle Zones onboard.

  • Please board at doors marked with a green bicycle sticker – this indicates a Designated Bicycle Zone.
  • You must always remain within arm’s-reach of your bicycle while onboard GO Trains.
  • If the Designated Bicycle Zones onboard a coach are full, you must board a different coach or wait for the next train.

Bikes cannot be stored on accessible coaches, except for customers with disabilities who have requested and received approval from GO Transit for individual accommodation.

On GO Buses:

All GO Buses can carry up to two bicycles in dedicated bike racks.

  • The bike racks support a maximum weight of 25kg; if your bicycle is heavier than this, it cannot be safely accommodated.
  • Prior to loading your bike on a GO Bus bike rack, please ensure that all loose items (such as bags, bottles, etc.) are removed and brought with you onboard or stowed away safely in the luggage compartment.
  • The bus driver cannot assist you with loading/unloading your bicycle.
  • If you have questions about how to travel with a bike if your bus’s bicycle rack is full, please speak to your driver.

Foldable bikes (that are folded up) are allowed onboard GO Buses and do not need to be stored in the bike rack.

At GO Stations:

Bikes are not permitted inside Union Station during weekday rush hours:

  • Morning rush hour is 6:30AM to 9:30AM
  • Evening rush hour is 3:30PM to 6:30PM
  • Rush hour restrictions are not in place on weekends or Ontario statutory holidays.

Riding your bike or e-bike while on platforms, in tunnels, or in station buildings is always prohibited, please walk your bike in these areas.

Bicycles must be parked at designated bike racks, or secure bike parking rooms.

Please see our FAQ page and Metrolinx By-Law 2 for additional information.

Special rules for e-bikes on GO Transit

We welcome e-bikes on GO. To ensure your safety and the safety of other customers and staff, here’s what you need to know before travelling with us:

    • All rules governing standard bicycles are also applicable to e-bikes.
    • Only traditional bicycle-style e-bikes are allowed onboard GO Trains and Buses (pedal-driven with exposed fork-and-frame appearance).
    • E-bikes that resemble mopeds, motor scooters, or motorcycles are not permitted onboard trains or buses, on platforms, or in tunnels.

On GO Trains:

      • Please do not use outlets on trains to charge your e-bike or e-scooter battery.

On GO Buses:

      • Please do not use outlets on buses to charge your e-bike or e-scooter battery.
      • E-bikes that can be folded can be brought onboard GO Buses, but only on double-deckers.

At GO Stations:

      • You may park your e-bike anywhere bicycles can be parked; however, you cannot plug them into station outlets for charging.
      • E-bikes that resemble mopeds, motor scooters, or motorcycles can be used to travel to and from our stations but must be parked in motorcycle or regular vehicle parking spots and cannot be brought onboard GO Transit vehicles.

E-scooters are permitted on the GO Transit system, including onboard buses if they can be folded and placed safely under a seat. However, customers must follow all provincial and local laws when travelling with us. None of this information is intended to override any provincial or local law or bylaws. Customers are encouraged to check local laws before planning their trip.