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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Time for some signage, GO Transit? E-bikes not permitted on trains

CJ Smith @ThisCrazyTrain
"@angelsil_to: Dude has an honest-to-god full scooter on this #GOtrain pic.twitter.com/m2FNDYXR" If it has pedals, it's allowed? <-to be confirmed

Angela Weller @angelsil_to @ThisCrazyTrain
GO website says 'moped-like' ebikes are not permitted - this thing was HUGE and owner wasn't watching it #safetyhazard

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next time I'm going to bring my Smart car onboard. I figure hey, if people can bring Hot Wheels on the train, why not Smart cars...

deepfish said...

AS I've said before - no half measures. I am going to bring my LSW train onto the LSE train and let the chips fall where they may!

Shirker said...

Is the same e-bike that was posted on here before? If not, I hope this isn't the beginning of a trend.

AngelSil said...

@ Shirker - this is a different one, significantly larger than the one posted a few months ago. This 'bike' was every bit as big as the moped I had in High School.

The owner was a complete tool and kept hiding from the GO CSA because he damn well knew he shouldn't have that on the train. He'd creep down the stairs and peer around and then scurry back up to the bathroom to hide. Pure class.

On my way off the train, I stopped the CSA and gave him a description of the dude, because I was honestly worried about safety. The train was fairly crowded due to a Molson show (why I was on the 23:43) and with no one watching it, that thing could have tipped and hurt someone entering or exiting the train. Plus it's blocking part of the stairs.

Bicky said...

Since the dude wasn't keeping a close eye on it at all times, someone should have tossed it at the next stop.

He likely got off scot-free for this lame-brain action. Hopefully, if he tries it again, he's told no.

Anonymous said...

Those particular bikes are run on battery and if they don't have any juice left there are pedals for you to ride it like a bike . . .some people have no other choice - can't exactly ride a 30 km/h bike on the 401

Skin Man said...

I don't understand why CSAs aren't dealing with this more aggressively.

It made my day when we pulled into Burlington station during morning rush hour 1 to 2 years ago and the CSA spotted some douche attempting to board with a bike and harassed them to stay off the train. It took several warnings on the speaker before dipstick got off the train.

TT said...

Last week a CSA refused to allow the train to move out of Union until someone removed their bike. First time I've heard an announcement like that. I was very pleased.

Anonymous said...

They're damned if they do, damned if they don't. Imagine being a CSA who holds up a train for ten minutes making the one bike get off. That's a lot of people you've pissed of and made ten minutes late. They have to choose their battles.

Anonymous said...

Nice paint, till I key the F out of it for blocking the aisle!