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The Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“buffer stop” means a buffer stop at the end of a passenger platform

“the Department” means the Department for Regional Development;

“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,

except that it does not include any part of a railway system—

(c)within a maintenance or goods depot where access is adequately controlled. or

(d)if on no part of the railway system there is a line speed exceeding 25mph;

“railway infrastructure” means fixed assets used for the operation of a railway including its permanent way, plant used for signalling and stations;

“station” means a passenger station or terminal of a railway system but does not include any permanent way or plant used for signalling.

“train of vehicles” means two or more vehicles attached to each other which are being used on a railway;

“vehicle” means a vehicle which is being used on a railway and includes a mobile traction unit;

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to a person in control of any railway infrastructure, is a reference to a person who, in the course of a business or other undertaking carried on by him (whether for profit or not), is in operational control of that infrastructure, except that where such control is for the time being exercised by a person undertaking maintenance, repair or alteration work on the infrastructure, it is a reference to a person who would be in operational control of the infrastructure, if such work were not being undertaken.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a person operating a vehicle is a reference to the person operating the vehicle for the time being in the course of a business or other undertaking carried on by him (whether for profit or not), but it does not include a self-employed person by reason only that he himself drives or otherwise controls the movement of a vehicle.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to the maintenance of any equipment is a reference to –

(a)The maintenance of that equipment in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair; and

(b)Where appropriate, subjecting that equipment to a suitable system of maintenance.

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