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Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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17.—(1) If tables or trays (whether fixed or folding) are fitted for the use of passengers at not less than 10 per cent of the seats (excluding priority seats) in a regulated rail vehicle a similar table or tray shall be available for use in any wheelchair space in that vehicle by a disabled person in a wheelchair.

(2) The operator of a regulated rail vehicle shall provide assistance to erect a removable or folding table or tray in a wheelchair space at the request of or on behalf of a disabled person in a wheelchair.

(3) There shall be no obstruction in the space beneath the table-top other than a table-leg positioned so that the unobstructed space beneath the table is not less than 700 millimetres wide when measured at a right angle to the direction in which the wheelchair faces when facing the table.

(4) The lowest point on the underside of the tabletop shall be not less than 720 millimetres vertically above the floor of the regulated rail vehicle.

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