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The Railways Act 2005 (Amendment) Regulations 2006

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2.—(1) Paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Railways Act 2005 (railway safety purposes) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (b) insert “or”;

(b)paragraph (c) shall be omitted;

(c)at the end of paragraph (d) insert “other than a guided bus system”; and

(d)after paragraph (d) insert—

  • but not to the extent that the transport system consists of or is operated for the purposes of fairground equipment..

(3) In sub-paragraph (7)—

(a)before the first definition insert—

“bus” means a motor vehicle which is designed or adapted to travel along roads and to carry more than eight passengers but which is not a tramcar;

“fairground equipment” has the same meaning as in section 53 of the 1974 Act(1);

“guided bus system” means a system of transport, used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers, that employs buses which for some or all of the time when they are in operation—

(a)

travel along roads; and

(b)

are guided (whether while on the road or at other times) by means of—

(i)

apparatus, a structure or other device which is fixed and not part of the bus; or

(ii)

a guidance system which is automatic;;

(b)in the first definition (applying definitions in the Transport and Works Act 1992 to “guided transport” and various other terms), the words “trolley vehicle system” shall be omitted; and

(c)after the definition of “person at work” insert—

  • “road”—

    (a)

    in England and Wales, means any length of highway or of any other road to which the public has access, and includes bridges over which a road passes; and

    (b)

    in Scotland, has the same meaning as in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984(2)..

(1)

“The 1974 Act” is defined in paragraph 15(1) of Schedule 3 to the Railways Act 2005 (interpretation) as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (c. 37). The definition of “fairground equipment” was inserted into section 53 of the 1974 Act by the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (c. 43), section 36 and Schedule 3 paragraph 7.

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