|Made||28th April 2004|
|Coming into operation||2nd June 2004|
(3) For paragraph 12 of Part I of Schedule 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph -
(4) For Part IV of Schedule 2, there shall be substituted the following Part -
(2) In this paragraph "dangerous goods" has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) and Use of Transportable Pressure Receptacles Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997.
Accidents and incidents at level crossings
48L. Any case of a train striking a road vehicle or gate at a level crossing.
48M. Any case of a train running onto a level crossing when not authorised to do so.
48N. A failure of the equipment at a level crossing which could endanger users of the road or path crossing the railway.
Accidents involving the permanent way and other works on or connected with railway
48O. The failure of a rail in a running line or of a rack rail, which results in -
A buckle of a running line which necessitates an immediate stoppage of traffic or the immediate imposition of a speed restriction lower than that currently in force.
48Q. Any case of an aircraft or a vehicle of any kind landing on, running onto or coming to rest foul of the line, or damaging the line, which causes damage which obstructs the line or which damages any railway equipment at a level crossing.
48R. The runaway of an escalator, lift or passenger conveyor.
48S. Any fire or severe arcing or fusing which seriously affects the functioning of signalling equipment.
48T. Any fire affecting the permanent way or works of a railway which necessitates the suspension of services over any line, or the closure of any part of a station or signal box or other premises, for a period -
Any other fire which causes damage which has the potential to affect the running of a railway.
Accidents involving failure of the works on or connected with a railway
48V. The following classes of accident where they are likely either to cause an accident to a train or to endanger any person -
Incidents of serious congestion
48W. Any case where planned procedures or arrangements have been activated in order to control risks arising from an incident of undue passenger congestion at a station unless that congestion has been relieved within a period of time allowed for by those procedures or arrangements.
Incidents of signals passed without authority
48X. Any case where a train, travelling on a running line or entering a running line from a siding, passes without authority a signal displaying a stop aspect unless the stop aspect was not displayed in sufficient time for the driver to stop safely at the signal.
(5) In Schedule 7, the entries relating to -
shall be omitted.".
Repeal and amendment of provisions in the Regulation of Railways Act 1871 and the Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act 1900
3. - (1) Section 6 (Companies to make returns of accidents to Board of Trade) of the Regulation of Railways Act 1871 and section 13(2) of the Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act 1900 are hereby repealed.
(2) Section 7 of the Regulation of Railways Act 1871 (Inquiry into accidents and formal investigation in serious cases) shall be amended as follows: -
R. E. Aiken
A Senior Officer of the Department for Regional Development
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on
28th April 2004.
A Senior Officer of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment