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The Wirral Tramway Order 1999

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Level crossings

11.—(1) The undertaker may construct the authorised tramways so as to carry them on the level across the highways specified in Schedule 2 to this Order.

(2) The undertaker may provide, maintain and operate at or near any new level crossing such barriers or other protective equipment as the Secretary of State may in writing approve.

(3) The undertaker may in the exercise of the powers of this article alter the level of any highway specified in Schedule 2 to this Order.

(4) The highway authority may enter into agreements with the undertaker with respect to the construction and maintenance of any new level crossing; and such an agreement may contain such terms as to payment or otherwise as the parties consider appropriate.

(5) In this article–

  • “barrier” includes gate;

  • “new level crossing” means the place at which an authorised tramroad crosses a highway on the level under the powers conferred by this article;

  • “protective equipment” includes lights, traffic signs (within the meaning of section 64(1) of the Act of 1984), manual, mechanical, automatic, electrical and telephonic equipment and other devices.

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