Putting Bikes on Trains in Taiwan: How To Get Around By Rail

#102

Does anyone know if it’s possible to store your bicycle at the train baggage area (where you go to ship your bicycle) for around 2-3 days? If not, does anyone know of a place where I can store a bicycle for 2-3 days?

#103

If you ship a bicycle by train, certainly it will stay at that baggage area of that station for a time without any problem. There is no set rule to pick it up within, say, 1 week. 2-3 days is fine.

#104

What if I just want to store it without shipping it, could I still use the baggage area?

#105

I don’t know what the official policy is, but I think this is dependent upon the helpfulness/willingness of the watch person(s) and your own power of persuasion and/or charm.
I wanted to leave my bike at the station in Yilan while I hunted for a shower and something to eat, but it didn’t seem to be happening. I just said XieXie a million times and walked away, but the guy wasn’t happy about it.

#106

Try playing the foreigner card and act like you don’t know you can keep your bike there for more time than you actually can.

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#107

So, looks like you cannot forward your bikes/scooters and pick them up at the end station.
I’m guessing you still could get away with the bike packaged up (like in fold-up bike bags) and taken with you on same train.

For those wanting to freight-forward their bike/scooter, just go to any Sanyang, etc. scooter repair shop and ask if they do it, or the nearest shop that does.
I’ve sent bikes and scooters up/down both sides of the island, no problem.
The shop that takes your bike/scoter will search for the closest partner shop for where you want to pick it up.

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#108