All e-scooters and e-unicycles, including those that can be folded or carried, have been banned on our buses. This is the result of safety concerns about these items following recent fires on other operators services. Customers in possession of such devices will not be permitted to travel.
A review by Transport for London has found that a number of incidents occurred were caused by defective lithium-ion batteries which ruptured without warning. This led to fires that caused toxic smoke to be released. We consider that if this were to happen on our services there could be significant harm to both customers and staff, as well as secondary injuries from customers trying to escape the area.