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Can I take pets on the train?

Each passenger can travel with up to two dogs or two small domestic animals free of charge on most train services. Additional animals may be carried at the discretion of the train company and a charge may be made. Dogs should be on a lead throughout the journey, including at stations, and may need to be muzzled. 


Other animals must travel in a suitable container, not larger than 60 x 60 x 85 cm, kept closed during the journey, and which can be held on your lap. Animals, other than dogs, which are too large for a container of this size, cannot travel by train.


You may be asked to move to a different part of the train if other passengers object to travelling with animals. Animals may not occupy a seat, be taken out of the container in which they are travelling or be taken into catering vehicles. Under certain circumstances, animals may have to travel in a baggage area of the train where provided.


Livestock or non-domestic animals will not be conveyed.


If in doubt, check with the train operator before you travel.


Special arrangements apply to assistance dogs.

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