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British Railways Act 1993

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24Stopping up, etc., level crossings

(1)In this section—

  • “Bryn-y-Gwynnon crossing” means Bryn-y-Gwynnon level crossing (reference point SS 9820:8266) in the borough of Taff-Ely, community of Llanharan, Mid Glamorgan, whereby the road between Llanilid and Brynna is crossed by the railway between Cardiff and Bridgend stations;

  • “Heath crossing” means Heath No. 59 level crossing (reference point TM 0151:8954) in the district of Breckland, parish of Quidenham, Norfolk, whereby Heath Road is crossed by the railway between Harling Road and Eccles Road stations; and

  • “the level crossings” means Bryn-y-Gwynnon crossing and Heath crossing.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board may stop up and discontinue the roads at the level crossings within the boundaries of their property.

(3)Upon the stopping up of the roads under subsection (2) above the specified enactments shall cease to apply to the level crossings.

(4)(a)The stopping up under this section of the road at Bryn-y-Gwynnon crossing shall not affect the right of persons to use that crossing on foot and the Board shall provide and maintain gates or stiles on both sides of the railway at that crossing.

(b)The stopping up under this section of the road at Heath crossing shall not affect the right of persons to use that crossing as a bridleway and the Board shall provide and maintain gates on both sides of the railway at that crossing.

(5)Any person who suffers loss by the extinguishment under this section of any private rights of way over the level crossings shall be entitled to be paid by the Board compensation, to be determined in case of dispute by the tribunal.

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