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Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“class of passenger accommodation” means a type or area of passenger accommodation in a rail vehicle designated for persons paying the fare appropriate to that accommodation;

“contrast” means a contrast in the amount of light, which is reflected by the surfaces of the parts of a regulated rail vehicle or its equipment, which are required by these Regulations to contrast;

“light maintenance services” means services of any of the following descriptions, that is to say—

(a)

the refuelling, or the cleaning of the exterior, of locomotives or other rolling stock; and

(b)

the carrying out to locomotives or other rolling stock of maintenance work of a kind which is normally carried out at regular intervals of twelve months or less to prepare the locomotives or other rolling stock for service;

“passenger saloon” means that part of the interior of a regulated rail vehicle provided for the accommodation of passengers but does not include a toilet cubicle or a vestibule adjoining an exterior doorway;

“photocell” means a sensing device which operates using a combination of a beam of light, a transmitter and a receiver;

“priority seat” means a seat designated in accordance with regulation 8;

“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 is of a gauge of at least 350 millimetres;

(c)

“reference wheelchair” means an occupied wheelchair having the dimensions shown in Diagram A in the Schedule;

“train” means two or more rail vehicles;

“wheelchair-compatible doorway” means a doorway provided in accordance with regulation 18;

“wheelchair-compatible sleeping compartment” means a compartment in a regulated rail vehicle with sleeping accommodation which is provided for a disabled person in a wheelchair in accordance with regulation 16;

“wheelchair space” means a space in a regulated rail vehicle for a disabled person in a wheelchair which is provided in accordance with regulation 15; and

“width” means, when applied to a doorway or passageway, the unobstructed width of that doorway or passageway up to a height of 1,400 millimetres above the door sill or floor, and “wide” shall be construed accordingly.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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