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.