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You might want to check if access to the platform by elevator is possible
Some stations have access to the platforms via ramps. This is very convenient for bicycles.
Belgian trains in theory have bike compartments.
Since some of the trains are very long and the conductors sometimes need to have to open up the compartments you might still end up transporting your bike in a different way.
see https://www.eurostar.com/rw-en/travel-info/travel-planning/luggage/bikes you need to make a reservation for your bikes with Eurodispatch and then bring your bikes to the luggage counter and pick them up at the other end of your connection. E.g. going from Brussels to London you bring your bikes to the counter at Brussels Midi (see pictures) below and pick them up at London St. Pancras International.
London St. Pancras International
Often Bike reservations are mandatory. The reservation and the transport of bikes is free. You can check the bicycle reservation policy on the national rail website or with the national rail app on your smartphone.
On some popular routes like the one to Maillaig you might want to make reservation many weeks in advance. In the travelling season bike reservations in scotland are often booked out.
Nightjet 40421 train from Dusseldorf to Linz
The following storage space for bikes:
Warning, if the bikes are not tied tight, the bikes can tip over. Then a wheel may be broken and spokes broken. That's how it happened with one of our bikes.
The train EC 86 from Verona Porta Nuova to Rosenheim. Has only one space for a bike at every side of the waggon.
German Regional Trains
Some german regional trains have bike compartments with plenty of space for bikes. No reservation is required. On some routes that are favored by bicyclist the spaces might be used up in summer especially on weekends.
from Cologne main station to Stuttgart main station
Jura Passenger Ferry
The Jura Passenger Ferry transports a limited number of bicycles
Hoek van Holland / Harwich
Hoek van Holland <-> Harwich