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Old 11.04.2011, 10:35
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MTB / Bikes on Uetliberg Train (Zurich) ?

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Does anyone know if SBB have lifted the ban on taking bikes on the train which goes up the Uetliberg? I have lived here for 2 years and in all that time was under the impression you were not allowed to take your bike on the Uetliberg train. Recently I have heard a number of account of people taking their bikes on the train (with all the down hill gear!). Is this just people taking a chance or have the rules changed?

It would be great if the SBB now let you use the train as a shuttle service !!
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Old 11.04.2011, 11:54
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Does anyone know if SBB have lifted the ban on taking bikes on the train which goes up the Uetliberg? I have lived here for 2 years and in all that time was under the impression you were not allowed to take your bike on the Uetliberg train. Recently I have heard a number of account of people taking their bikes on the train (with all the down hill gear!). Is this just people taking a chance or have the rules changed?

It would be great if the SBB now let you use the train as a shuttle service !!
According to the Swiss guy I live with and a conversation we had about a month ago it is still banned.

The problem was caused by hordes of downhillers terrorising people on the Uetliberg pathways. It was just too many bikes in too little space.

So being the Swiss they are, they came up with a clever solution, you must take the bike up if you want to come down. Downhill bikes are generally heavier which means less likely for someone to ride the things up to the top.

Saying that he takes his MTB up there virtually every weekend.
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Old 11.04.2011, 13:01
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Transporting bikes (even those in bike bags) on S-10 between Uitikon Waldegg and Uetliberg is not allowed.

source: http://www.szu.ch/serviceinformation...ransporte.html
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According to the Swiss guy I live with and a conversation we had about a month ago it is still banned.

The problem was caused by hordes of downhillers terrorising people on the Uetliberg pathways. It was just too many bikes in too little space.

So being the Swiss they are, they came up with a clever solution, you must take the bike up if you want to come down. Downhill bikes are generally heavier which means less likely for someone to ride the things up to the top.

Saying that he takes his MTB up there virtually every weekend.
I understand the reasons for banning bikes on the train. The place would be packed with bikers most weekends and evenings which would not be great for the general public. It would also put a lot of strain on the trails and they would quickly become badly worn. I ride up quite often and enjoy the climb so I'm not too bothered either way.
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