The purpose of these Regulations is to give effect to European Commission Directive 2012/34/EU. This Directive requires a single national regulatory body for the railway sector in each Member State and provides that body with enforcement powers. In line with the rest of Great Britain, the regulatory body for the railway sector in Northern Ireland is therefore being changed from the Department of Infrastructure to the Office of Rail and Road.
The proposed Regulations consolidate the provisions in the Railways Infrastructure (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and include the additional requirements of EU Directive 2012/34/EU.
The Department is keen to hear the views of as many interested individuals or groups as possible to its proposals. If you are interested in making your views known a copy of the consultation can be obtained from:Department for Infrastructure
Transport Policy, Strategy and Legislation Division
10-18 Adelaide Street
Alternatively you can request a copy by telephone (028) 9054 0594 (text relay prefix 18001) or by fax (028) 9054 0604.
The document is also available on the Department’s website www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk and copies can be made available in alternative formats or languages, on request.
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