Posted on September 10, 2021 at 8:20 pm
The provincial transit agency that GO Transit operates is revising the rules for e-bikes and e-scooters as it is prepared for passenger numbers to rise and more people to return to work.
Metrolinx issued a letter on Friday clarifying which e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed on board transit vehicles and in train stations. E-bikes and e-scooters are generally allowed on GO trains and buses, but on the UP Express, the S-Bahn line that runs between Pearson International Airport in Mississauga and Union Station in downtown Toronto, forbidden.
There are also a number of exceptions for e-bikes:
- When using the GO-Bus, customers must attach e-bikes to the bike rack at the front of the bus. Only e-bikes with a maximum weight of 25 kilograms may be transported in the bike rack. Foldable e-bikes are permitted in double-decker buses.
- Trains that arrive at Union Station between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. during peak hours or trains that leave Union Station between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. cannot use e-bikes from Monday be taken until Friday in accordance with GO’s bicycle policy.
- Bicycle stickers on GO train wagons show where you can get on with an e-bike or e-scooter.
- It is forbidden for passengers to park their vehicle in the drivable coach. Customers are also asked not to charge their bikes on board GO trains.
- Like normal bicycles, e-bikes are not allowed on the UP Express trains at any time due to the limited storage space. For people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids, storage is currently preferred.
- E-bikes that are similar to mopeds, scooters or motorcycles cannot be taken on GO trains or buses. Customers can park them in motorcycle or normal vehicle parking spaces.
The entire policy is available at blog.metrolinx.com.
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