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Leeds Supertram Act 1993 (c. xv)

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8Further provisions as to tramways

(1)The tramways shall be so laid and maintained that—

(a)except as provided in section 7 (4) and (5) of this Act, the uppermost surface of the rails is level with the surrounding surfaces of the road in which they are laid; and

(b)the distance between the sides of the widest trams when passing one another thereon shall not be less than 380 millimetres (15 inches).

(2)(a)On completion of any tramway the Executive shall provide traffic signs to give warning to other traffic of the presence of the tramway.

(b)Subject to any directions and any other requirements given or imposed by the Secretary of State with respect to such a traffic sign, the places at which the traffic signs are displayed shall be such as may be approved by the highway authority.

(3)(a)Where a tramway has been constructed in a road in such manner that—

(i)the uppermost surface of the rails is level with the surface of the road; or

(ii)the level of the width of the carriageway occupied by the tramway path is altered as provided in section 7 (4) of this Act;

(3)(a)works for the purpose, or having the effect, of altering the level of the part of the road in which the tramway is situated shall not be carried out without the consent of the Executive.

(b)Consent under paragraph (a) above may be given subject to such reasonable terms and conditions as the Executive may require, but shall not be unreasonably withheld, and any difference arising under this paragraph shall be determined by the Secretary of State.

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