Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Jack Lopresti Jack Lopresti Conservative, Filton and Bradley Stoke

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on their powers to take noise abatement enforcement against companies undertaking engineering work on the railways with respect to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and section 122 of the Railways Act 1993.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

It is local authorities who are responsible for enforcing the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and section 122 of the Railways Act 1993.

The ORR as the regulator of the rail industry is responsible for ensuring that engineering work is carried appropriately and those undertaking these tasks have adequate systems and procedures to ensure compliance with these Acts.

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