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Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 5 August 2020 at 09:30)
109 Temporary closure of railway crossings
(1) An authorised person may close temporarily, or regulate, a railway crossing for crossing or passing over or under a railway if satisfied it is necessary because of an immediate threat to safety.(2) If an authorised person decides to close temporarily, or regulate, a railway crossing, the authorised person must, before its closure or regulation or, in the case of an immediate threat to safety, as soon as practicable after its closure or regulation:(a) cause a notice of the proposed closure or regulation to be published in a local newspaper circulating in the area in which the railway crossing is situated, and(b) notify Roads and Maritime Services and the council of the area concerned of the proposed closure or regulation.(3) In this section:authorised person means a person who holds a specific authority from the ITSRR for the purposes of this section.railway crossing means a level crossing, bridge or another structure used to cross over or under a railway.