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The Carriage of Explosives by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Carriage of explosives on passenger trains

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not carry any explosives on a passenger train.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)—

(a)gunpowder or smokeless powder or any mixture of them; and

(b)explosives in Compatibility Group S;

may be carried in a passenger train provided the person complies with the conditions specified in paragraph (3).

(3) The conditions referred to in paragraph (2) are that—

(a)subject to paragraph (4), the person concerned has obtained the approval of the train operator;

(b)subject to paragraph (4), the explosives are kept with the person concerned and are kept properly packed;

(c)the net explosive content of explosives carried by the person concerned does not exceed 2 kilograms; and

(d)all reasonable precautions are taken by the person concerned to prevent accidents arising from the explosives being carried.

(4) Nothing in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph (3) shall apply to the carriage of railway fog signals.

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