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Railways: Bicycles and Electric Scooters

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL5915, tabled on 3 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the banning of (1) e-bikes, and (2) e-scooters, from some train services; what assessment they have made of the impact of such bans on the use of public transport; and what steps they intend to take to ensure that such products using lithium ion batteries sold in the UK are safe.

Answered on

11 February 2022

The carriage of e-bikes, and e-scooters on the National Rail Network is a matter for individual train companies. The Office of Product Safety and Standards at BEIS is responsible for ensuring that imported goods meet safety requirements