Southern California’s Metrolink Bans Hoverboards, Self-Balancing Devices On Trains

January 4, 2016

Posted December 30, 2015 from CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hoverboards and other self-balancing electronic devices will be ban from Metrolink trains starting Monday, according to the Southern California commuter railroad.Website Insert Coach Business Class Food Service copy

“This is a proactive step we’ve taken to ensure the safety of our passengers,” Metrolink spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt said. “There have been concerns voiced about these devices catching fire and blowing up, and until there are more studies done, we’re not going to allow them on the trains.”

Hoverboards function like skateboards but operate using electromagnets, rotors and other advanced technology.

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