mercalia wrote:I think some train companies have the dont lock policy maybe east coast virgin or chiltern or east anglia ( as they are the only other ones I have used and seem to remember seeing a dont lock information)
Virgin East Coast do indeed say don't lock: https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/r ... ey/cycles/
Currently nothing similar on Virgin West Coast https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/experience/bikes or Anglia https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel- ... -on-trains or Chiltern https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/cust ... -your-bike - in my experience, you'd struggle to find much to lock to on Chiltern local services - or Southern https://www.southernrailway.com/travel- ... ing-a-bike
On Great Northern or Thameslink, I don't see a problem with locking to the long low rail outside the disabled toilet (it doesn't obstruct the access on the new layouts) or in a bike space, but if you have to put it in a door area, the train crew will probably tell you off for blocking an emergency exit. I'd use a quick cable lock on it unless explicitly told not to and ideally keep an eye on it at stations too.