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Railways: Bridges

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is a requirement of European Community legislation that maintenance and strengthening of railway-owned over-bridges to cater for heavier lorries should be paid for by railway administrations. [HL4816]

The European Community legislation requiring that principal routes in the UK used in international traffic should allow the use of heavier lorries does not specify that the maintenance and strengthening of bridges owned by rail infrastructure managers is to be paid for by those asset owners.