Citation and commencement

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This Order may be cited as the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Isle of Wight Railway LCDR No 2515 Vehicle) Exemption Order 2002 and shall come into force on 31st July 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2002: see above.

Interpretation

2

Interpretation2

Any reference in this Order to a numbered regulation is a reference to a regulation bearing that number in the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 1998.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2002: see art 1.

Application

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Application3

This Order applies to the vehicle known as the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, 4 wheel, 5 compartment, 3rd Class Carriage, Southern Railway No 2515 (“the exempted vehicle”) as owned, rebuilt and operated by the Isle of Wight Railway Company Limited.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2002: see art 1.

Exemption

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Exemption4

(1)    The exempted vehicle is hereby authorised to be used for carriage even though it does not conform with those provisions of the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 1998 referred to in paragraph (2).

(2)    The provisions with which the exempted vehicle is not required to conform are—

(a)    regulation 4(1);

(b)    regulation 4(2);

(c)    regulation 4(3);

(d)    regulation 6(1)(a);

(e)    regulation 6(1)(b);

(f)    regulation 6(1)(c);

(g)    regulation 6(1)(d);

(h)    regulation 7(c);

(i)    regulation 8;

(j)    regulation 11(1)(a);

(k)    regulation 11(2)(a);

(l)    regulation 11(2)(b);

(m)    regulation 12;

(n)    regulation 13;

(o)    regulation 16(1)(e);

(p)    regulation 16(1)(f); and

(q)    regulation 19(3).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2002: see art 1.

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The authorisation granted by article 4(1) shall cease forthwith if the exempted vehicle is—

(a)    operated by a person other than the Isle of Wight Railway Company Limited unless the Secretary of State has been given written notice in advance specifying the name and address of that other person; or

(b)    not operated on the Isle of Wight Railway which runs between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton on the Isle of Wight.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2002: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

David Jamieson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

28th June 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order authorises the use of the vehicle known as the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, 4 wheel, 5 compartment, 3rd Class Carriage, Southern Railway No 2515 on the Isle of Wight Railway between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton even though it does not comply with certain requirements of the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2456, amended by SI 2000/3215) because:

the colour of the exterior doors does not contrast with that of the vehicle body;

no audible warning device is fitted to passenger doorways;

the treads of the steps for use by passengers at the external doorways are not covered in slip-resistant material and do not have a band of colour on the front edge;

the rear of the steps used by passengers at the external doorways is not closed by a vertical riser;

the steps used by passengers at external doorways are not illuminated;

the floor across the width of the doorways is not appropriately marked;

the requirements for the provision of priority seats have not been fully satisfied;

there is no handrail on the interior side of the external passenger doorways;

the external handrails are not of the required diameter;

the radius of the surface of the external handrails inside the curves is less than is permitted;

more force than is permitted is required to operate the door handles;

there is no passenger information system;

the wheelchair space is not fitted with a communication device of the required specification; and

the wheelchair symbol is not displayed as required next to the wheelchair space or beside the wheelchair compatible doorway.