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Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017
Current version for 13 December 2019 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 23:11)
Part 5 Division 5
Division 5 Crossing running lines
68Q   Crossing running lines—generally
(1)  A person must not cross or drive a vehicle over a running line except by means of a railway crossing, bridge or subway constructed for that purpose.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(2)  This clause does not apply to or in respect of—
(a)  an employee of a rail transport operator in the execution of the employee’s duty, or
(b)  an officer of the National Rail Safety Regulator or the Office of Transport Safety Investigations in the execution of the officer’s duty, or
(c)  a person who takes any action referred to in this clause at the request or direction of an authorised officer, an employee of a rail transport operator or an officer referred to in paragraph (b) in the execution of the officer’s or employee’s duty, or
(d)  a running line used in a road or road related area for the purpose of a light rail system.
68R   Pedestrians crossing running line
(1)  A person on foot (unless in charge of an animal) must not, without reasonable excuse, cross over a running line at ground level at a railway crossing if a bridge or subway is provided at the crossing.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(2)  A person on foot must not cross over a running line at a railway crossing—
(a)  if warned not to do so by an authorised officer, or
(b)  contrary to a warning displayed at the railway crossing.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(3)  A person on foot must not cross over a running line at a railway crossing at which are installed barriers or a bell, alarm, red light or other warning device—
(a)  if barriers are installed—while those barriers are in any position other than the fully open position, or
(b)  whether or not barriers are installed—while any bell, alarm, red light or other warning device is operating.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(4)  This clause does not apply to—
(a)  an employee of a rail transport operator in the execution of the employee’s duty, or
(b)  a person who takes any action referred to in this clause at the request or direction of an authorised officer or employee of a rail transport operator in the execution of the officer’s or employee’s duty.
68S   Certain vehicles crossing running line at railway crossing
(1)  A person must not drive a vehicle across a railway crossing—
(a)  if the vehicle is carrying a load that is likely to cause any damage to railway property or to cause an obstruction, or
(b)  contrary to a sign displayed at the railway crossing, or
(c)  if directed not to do so by an authorised officer.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(2)  Subclause (1)(a) does not apply if the vehicle and load comply with the relevant statutory rules under the Road Transport Act 2013 or Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) (or are the subject of a relevant permit under the Act or Law).
68T   Driving animals across running line at ground level
A person (with or without a vehicle) must not, at ground level, drive an animal across a running line at a railway crossing—
(a)  if warned not to do so by an authorised officer, or
(b)  if a train is in sight and moving towards the railway crossing, or
(c)  if warning of the approach of a train has been given by a whistle or other device.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
68U   No placing of objects on running lines
(1)  A person must not leave any object on a running line.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.
(2)  This clause does not apply to anything done by—
(a)  an employee of a rail transport operator in the execution of the employee’s duty, or
(b)  any other person in the course of carrying out work in relation to the running line concerned on behalf of, or at the request of, the rail transport operator.