Why have you banned e-scooters on your trains?
This is due to recent incidents and the risks associated with them using faulty lithium batteries and catching fire. The result of such onboard a train could cause serious harm to passengers and staff.
Due to safety concerns petrol and electric-powered scooters (e-scooters), as well as other recreational mobility devices powered by lithium-ion batteries, are not permitted on our trains.
LNER is committed to supporting those who do not wish to drive at the start or end of their long-distance journey, but the safety of our customers and staff must come first.
The ban of e-scooters across most train operators is in response to concerns regarding the current increased fire risk of such devices and will be reviewed by the industry in due course following improvements in regulation of their use and manufacture.
Please note that petrol scooters and mopeds are NOT permitted onboard. This is due to health and safety around carrying petrol onboard trains.