Transport for London (TfL) has taken around 90 MetroDecker EV electric double-decker buses from Switch Mobility off the roads as a precautionary measure after six electric buses of this type burst into flames at the Potters Bar bus garage in Hertfordshire, north of London. TfL says investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing.
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A TfL spokesperson said: “As a precaution, Switch Mobility has asked all operators that use its double decker electric buses to temporarily withdraw them from service while it conducts an investigation and carries out safety checks. We have arrangements in place to minimise any disruption on the routes where these buses operate. We apologise to any customers who are experiencing disruption to their bus service.”
Update 02 June 2022
The 90 or so Switch Mobility electric double-decker buses that Transport for London (TfL) took out of service last week as a precaution following a fire at a bus depot can return to the roads. “Following a thorough investigation by Switch Mobility which TfL has reviewed, we are assured that its buses are safe to return to service. We apologise to any customers who experienced disruption while checks were being carried out,” said a TfL spokesperson.
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