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Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Act 2006

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15Level crossings

(1)The authorised undertaker may construct the authorised tramways so as to carry them on the level across the roads specified in schedule 5.

(2)The authorised undertaker may provide, maintain and operate at or near any new level crossing such barriers or other protective equipment as Scottish Ministers may in writing approve.

(3)Any traffic sign placed pursuant to this section on or near a road to which the public has access shall be treated for the purposes of section 64(4) (General provision as to traffic signs) of the 1984 Act as having been placed as provided by that Act.

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of section 3 (Power to alter the layout of roads), the authorised undertaker may in the exercise of the powers conferred by this section alter the level of any road specified in schedule 5.

(5)The roads authority may enter into agreements with the authorised undertaker with respect to the construction and maintenance of any new level crossing; and such an agreement may contain such terms as to payment or otherwise as the parties consider appropriate.

(6)In this section—

  • “barrier” includes gate;

  • “new level crossing” means the place at which an authorised tramroad crosses a road on the level under the powers conferred by this section; and

  • “protective equipment” includes lights, traffic signs (within the meaning of section 64(1) of the 1984 Act), manual, mechanical, automatic, electrical or telephonic equipment or other devices.

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