E-scooter explodes on London Underground station after battery failure

“Safety on our transport network will always be our union’s number one priority, there can be no compromises on that.”

Transport for London said it was “forbidden” to ride e-scooters at stations or on trains but could be carried if they were folded safely.

In a statement, they said: “We completely understand how worrying it was for our customers and staff when an e-scooter caught alight on a train.

“Emergency services attended Parsons Green station and the e-scooter was removed at the first opportunity.

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