Bikes on buses


Metro provide a number buses  with bike racks on them giving you the option to bus to work and bike home or bike and bus in stages. The bike racks are easy and cost free to use.

Bus services with bike racks on all buses:bike

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Bike rack instructions

Please remember loading and unloading your bike from the rack is up to you. Always load or unload your bike from the front of the bike rack.

Loading your bike

  • Remove any loose items from your bike that could fall off while the bus is moving and let the driver know you’re going to load your bike.
  • Squeeze the bike rack handle up to release.
  • Lower rack
  • Lift onto rack with the front wheel facing toward the yellow support arm and fit wheels into the clearly labelled slots.
  • Raise the support arm over the front tyre so the hook rests on the top of the front wheel. The bike is now secure and you can board the bus.

Step 1: Lower rack
Step 1: Lower rack
Step 2: Slot bike in place
Step 2: Slot bike in place
Step 3: Raise support arm
Step 3: Raise support arm
Step 4: Board Bus
Step 4: Board Bus


Unloading your ​bike

  • Let the driver know you will be unloading your bike when you exit via the front doors.
  • Unhook and lower the support arm from the front tyre and lift your bike from the bike rack.
  • If no one else is using the rack squeeze the handle and fold the bike rack up.

Step 1 attend to bike
Step 1: Attend to bike
Step 2: Unhook support
Step 2: Unhook support
Step 3: Fold rack up
Step 3: Fold rack up


Bike rack rules

  • If you are travelling on the bus use of the bike rack is free
  • Cyclists are responsible for loading and unloading their bikes
  • The bike rack takes two bikes at a time. If it is full wait for the next bus
  • Bikes cannot be carried inside buses
  • Racks are designed to carry bikes with wheels larger than 16” diameter
  • The maximum insured value of any bike on the rack is $1500.
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