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Private portal- Cannot be reach by common players

Title of the Wayspot: Dynamo 1888

Location: 47.649156, 6.845

City: Belfort

Country: France

Screenshot of the Rejection Email: Cannot reach the portail to makes removal request

Photos to support your claim: 

  • picture of the object show that it’s placed inside a building

  • Picture of area show the location inside GE Steam Power Factory ( previously Alstom plant)

  • Street view capture show that the entry is closed with a barrier with access control

  • Picture of wayspot location

  • Picture of access’s panel rules : blue area :”Access only by card”. “Green area : “visitor GO to the door ‘discovering’, orange “ speed limited to 30km/

Additional information: 

GE Belfort is a company with high confidentiality on electrical motors development, you cannot enter without autorisation.

Previous name is Alstom, this company developed the French TGV ( high speed train)

This is NOT a public area but private company with height level of control access.

You can turn around the company only on 75% of the location, 25% are reserved for train access without pedestrians access -refer to street view

By turning around on public street you weren’t able to touch the wayspot.

Street view address of entry : 7 avenue des 3 Chênes , Belfort

This wayspot is against the gameplay. It have to be removed.


  • Tornadef5-INGTornadef5-ING Posts: 1 ✭✭

    Hi, All player have to be able to reach all wayspots from public area.

    This wayspot is know by many RES players as special, or impregnable if you prefer, in the region….

  • sgantzer68-INGsgantzer68-ING Posts: 8 ✭✭
    edited June 11

    It would be interesting to have feedback from people who disliked this post.

    This wayspot is not reachable from public way.

    Post edited by NianticGray on
  • D3viLPoRk-PGOD3viLPoRk-PGO Posts: 6 ✭✭
    edited June 11

    Simply ask to this player to destroy the portal due to the position of his resonator considering that niantic didn’t ban him for spoof he is certainly full legit

    Post edited by D3viLPoRk-PGO on
  • Kroutpick-PGOKroutpick-PGO Posts: 337 ✭✭✭
    edited June 11

    Wayspots never required to be safely accessible by everyone.

    Something inside a company building, if it can safely be accessible by employees, is fine.

    It was clarified again in Niantic Wayfarer: November AMA :

    How does “publicly accessible” apply to locations that have limited access, like members-only clubs, gated communities, time-restricted areas? 

    Just like with the definition of private residential property, this guideline hasn’t changed. These locations would still be eligible, including restricted areas on the grounds of a company’s headquarters or behind locked gates so long as there wouldn’t be objections to you entering the area and the location is accessible to some folks. We do not expect all players to have access to all locations but we strongly recommend following real-world rules while attempting to access locations.

  • TheFarix-PGOTheFarix-PGO Posts: 2,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see @Kroutpick-PGO already beat me to the explanation, but also, Wayspots are only removed if they meet one of the removal criteria, which is as follows:

    • No Pedestrian Access
    • Obstructs or interferes with Emergency Services
    • Private Residential Property
    • School (up to K12; including Day care/Child care services)
    • Permanently removed from the location
    • Duplicate of another Wayspot

    For all other cases, Niantic will review the location if the (verified) property owner contacts them via the form provided in the Pokémon GO or Ingress Help centers.

    And just to note that being on private company property does not mean that the object/location does not have pedestrian access. Pedestrian access does not mean public access.

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