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Greater Nottingham Light Rapid Transit Act 1994

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15Gauge of railways and restrictions on working

(1)The railways shall be constructed on a gauge of 1,435 millimetres (4 feet 8½ inches) and the motive power to be used shall be electrical energy or such other motive power as the Secretary of State may approve.

(2)No part of the LRT system shall be used for, or in connection with, the conveyance of passengers without the written permission of the Secretary of State and the undertakers shall comply with the conditions (if any) which the Secretary of State may from time to time prescribe for the safety of persons using the LRT system.

(3)If, without reasonable excuse, the undertakers contravene the provisions of subsection (2) above they shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above, traction cables of the overhead line equipment of any tramway, and of so much of any authorised railway as is comprised in any level crossing shall be erected at a height agreed by the Secretary of State and, if at any place a height of less than 5·63 metres (18 feet 6 inches) above the surface of the ground is so agreed for a cable, the undertakers shall, in accordance with section 8 (2) of this Act, erect such traffic signs as may be directed by the Secretary of State to give warning of the cable.

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