Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act, 2001

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Number 55 of 2001


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.


Acts Referred to

Borrowing Powers of Certain Bodies Act, 1996

1996, No. 22

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Companies Acts, 1963 to 2001

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Forestry Act, 1946

1946, No. 13

Freedom of Information Act, 1997

1997, No. 13

Housing Act, 1966

1966, No. 21

Lands Clauses Acts

Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845

1845, c. 18

Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960

1960, No. 40

Planning and Development Act, 2000

2000, No. 30

Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845

1845, c. 20

Regulations of Railways Act, 1871

1871, c. 78

Regulation of Railways Acts, 1840 to 1889

Roads Act, 1993

1993, No. 14

Roads (Amendment) Act, 1998

1998, No. 23

Road Traffic Act, 1961

1961, No. 24

Road Traffic Act, 1968

1968, No. 25

Road Traffic Act, 1994

1994, No. 7

Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1995

Transport Act, 1963

1963, No. 17

Transport (Dublin Light Rail) Act, 1996

1996, No. 24

Transport (Re-organisation of Córas Iompair Éireann) Act, 1986

1986, No. 31

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Number 55 of 2001


TRANSPORT (RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE) ACT, 2001


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION IN RELATION TO TRANSPORT, TO ESTABLISH A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE RAILWAY PROCUREMENT AGENCY OR, IN THE IRISH LANGUAGE, AN GHN?OMHAIREACHT UM FH?IL IARNRÓD, AND TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO ENABLE THE MINISTER FOR PUBLIC ENTERPRISE TO AUTHORISE, BY ORDER, THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RAILWAYS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ON-STREET REGULATION OF LIGHT RAILWAYS, TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION IN RELATION TO CÓRAS IOMPAIR ÉIREANN, TO REPEAL SECTIONS 2 TO 11 OF THE TRANSPORT ACT, 1963, AND THE TRANSPORT (DUBLIN LIGHT RAIL) ACT, 1996, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONNECTED MATTERS. [23rd December, 2001]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: