Title: Ireland - The Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001

Languages: English

Type: Document


Region: Europe and Central Asia

Country: Ireland

Sectors: Transportation

Keywords: Legal Framework, Transport, Rail

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Document Details:

 

 
    TRANSPORT (RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE) ACT, 2001
 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

PART 1

 

Preliminary and General

   

Section

 

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Repeals.

4.

Continuation of orders made under Act of 1963 and Act of 1996.

5.

Laying of orders and regulations before Houses of Oireachtas.

6.

Offences by bodies corporate.

7.

Expenses.

 

PART 2

 

Railway Procurement Agency

   

8.

Establishment day.

9.

Establishment of Agency.

10.

Seal of Agency.

11.

Functions of Agency.

12.

Subsidiaries, investments, joint ventures, etc.

13.

Charges for services.

14.

Gifts.

15.

Borrowings by Agency.

16.

Guarantee by Minister for Finance of borrowing by Agency.

17.

Advances by Minister to Agency.

18.

Reports and information to Minister.

19.

Accounts and audits.

20.

Membership of Agency.

21.

Chairperson of Agency.

22.

Meetings of Agency.

23.

Chief executive of Agency.

24.

Staff of Agency.

25.

Superannuation.

26.

Membership of either House of Oireachtas, European Parliament or local authority.

27.

Code of conduct.

28.

Declaration of interests.

29.

Disclosure of interests.

30.

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

31.

Prohibition on certain communications.

32.

Power of Minister to issue directions and guidelines to Agency.

33.

Transfer of property.

34.

Transfer of rights and liabilities.

35.

Continuance of pending legal proceedings.

 

PART 3

 

Railway Orders

   

36.

Surveys and inspections.

37.

Application for a railway order.

38.

Exempted development.

39.

Environmental impact statement.

40.

Publication of notice in relation to application for railway order.

41.

Further information to Minister.

42.

Public inquiry into application for railway order.

43.

Railway order.

44.

Provisions in relation to railway order.

45.

Compulsory acquisition of land.

46.

Notification of grant of railway order.

47.

Judicial review of railway order.

48.

Power of railway undertaking to carry out railway works and to enter land.

49.

Lopping of trees.

50.

Breaking up of roads, etc.

51.

Safety of railways.

52.

Service of notices.

53.

Obstruction.

 

PART 4

 

On-street Regulation of Light Railway

   

54.

Speed limits.

55.

Driving while unfit or under influence of intoxicant.

56.

Prohibition on person disqualified for holding driving licence from driving light rail vehicle on public road.

57.

Compulsory insurance of light rail vehicles.

58.

Minimum qualifications and competencies required by driver of light rail vehicle.

59.

Duty to give information to member of Garda Síochána.

60.

Unauthorised taking or interference with light rail vehicle.

61.

Restriction on application of regulations made under section 11 of Act of 1961.

62.

Amendment of section 35(2)(d) of Act of 1994.

63.

Excavation or closure of public roads.

 

PART 5

 

Miscellaneous

   

64.

Trespass on railway.

65.

Unlawful use of railway.

66.

Power of Minister, Agency or a railway undertaking to make bye-laws in relation to railways.

67.

Powers of arrest under Part.

68.

Prosecutions for offences under Part.

69.

Application of Railways Acts.

70.

Amendment to section 43 of Act of 1993.

71.

Subsidiary of CIÉ.

72.

Amendment to section 11 of Transport (Re-organisation of Córas Iompair Éireann) Act, 1986.

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Ref: en_act_.2001.0055


Updated: March 26, 2021