Passengers may take with them, free of charge and subject to the conditions below, dogs and cats (max of 2 per passenger) provided that they do not endanger or inconvenience passengers or staff.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a pet carrier.
Dogs without leads or cats must be carried in an enclosed pet carrier which is rigid and not open (to prevent escape) and the animal able to stand and lie down in comfort.
Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made.
Pets are not allowed in the restaurant cars. An exception would be made for guide dogs – these can be permitted into the restaurant car at the Stewards discretion. The train operator will make every effort to serve meals directly to blind and deaf passengers at their seats.
If another passenger objects to the presence of an animal, then the owner must move it to another part of the train or place it in a suitable pet carrier in the guards van/luggage van (where available).
The train company reserves the right to refuse carriage and entry of any pet/animal (byelaw 16).