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Madrid will temporarily ban access to electric scooters on the Metro and buses

The veto will take effect on November 4 and comes after the battery explosion of one of these suburban devices 10 days ago

Tourists on electric scooters in Madrid Javi Martínez
  • Madrid The explosion of the scooter’s battery in the Metro cuts circulation on Line 2

The Community of Madrid “temporarily” prevents access to Metro because the bus has an electric scooter to guarantee the safety of travelers after the recent battery explosion of one of these devices in the Madrid suburban area.

The incident happened at the end of October 17 inside the train that is at La Elipa station on Metro Line 2 and did not cause personal injury.

The regional government reported in a statement that this measure was agreed to provisionally at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Regional Transport Consortium (CRTM) “until safety conditions are fully verified in this type of public transport element.”.

The ban will be implemented this coming November 4 and apply to buses of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) and interurban and urban buses in other towns, as well as facilities and vehicles in The Underground in Madrid and the five interchanges of Plaza de Castilla, Moncloa, Prncipe Po, Plaza Elptica, and Avenida de América.

To ensure compliance with this resolution, which, according to the autonomous Executive, also prevailed the protection of workers in different companies Consortium will ask the operators involved to disseminate this change in their digital and printed information channels, such as social networks, web pages, billboards, informative panels, or vinyls.

Failure to comply with this limitation will result in the expulsion of offenders.

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