Railways: Bicycles and Electric Scooters

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 11 February 2022.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

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.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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

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