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Amendments to the Railways and Transport Safety Bill

Railways and Transport Safety Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD HOGG OF CUMBERNAULD

Page 1, leave out lines 6 and 7 and insert—
 ""railway" means a system of transport employing parallel rails which—
(a)  provide support and guidance for vehicles carried on flanged wheels, and
(b)  form a track which either is of a gauge of at least 350 millimetres or crosses a carriageway (whether or not on the same level),
  but does not include a tramway;
 "street" means any, or any combination, of the following—
(a)  a highway within the meaning of section 328 of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) (interpretation),
(b)  a bridleway, carriageway, cycle track, footpath or footway as respectively defined in section 329(1) of that Act (further provisions as to interpretation),
(c)  land on the verge of a carriageway or between two carriageways,
(d)  land laid out as a way whether it is for the time being formed as a way or not, and
(e)  any other place to which the public has access (including access only on making a payment);
 "tramway" means a system of transport used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers employing rails which provide support and guidance for vehicles carried on flanged wheels and in respect of which—
(a)  the rails are laid wholly or partly along a street, and
(b)  over the whole or part of the system the permitted speed of vehicles operating on it is limited to that which enables the driver of any such vehicle to stop it within the distance he can see to be clear ahead.""
 

Clause 33

 

THE LORD HOGG OF CUMBERNAULD

Page 15, line 15, at end insert—
"(6)  For the purposes of this section "railway services" shall not include services provided by a tramway or by a railway operated solely for the purposes of recreational or historical interest."
 

Clause 104

 

THE LORD HOGG OF CUMBERNAULD

Page 47, line 2, at end insert ", but a person shall not be deemed to have provided such services if the services are in respect of a railway, tramway or trolley vehicle system to which paragraph (4) of regulation 20 of the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2482) applies."

 
 
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9 May 2003