Essex to London train operator, c2c has announced a ban on people bringing e-scooters, e-unicycles, and e-hoverboards on its trains and stations, effective from Monday 4th September 2023.
The ban on c2c follows the introduction of similar bans on other UK train lines, and is in response to safety concerns regarding improperly maintained batteries and fire risks.
Stuart Browning, c2c’s Head of Safety & Environment, said, “Our customers’ safety is our top priority, which is why we have made the decision to ban e-scooters, e-unicycles, and e-hoverboards on our trains and stations. This measure ensures an enhanced travel experience, enabling our passengers to enjoy their journey comfortably and without any disruption.”
“This ban will bring numerous benefits to c2c’s customers; by removing these potentially hazardous objects from trains and stations, passengers can feel reassured about their safety and avoid any inconvenience caused by their usage. This initiative will also contribute to a more harmonious atmosphere on all journeys.” he added.
To ensure widespread awareness ahead of the ban’s introduction, c2c is distributing updated signage and information materials across the network