Railway Safety Act 2005

Obligation to notify danger caused to railway.


116.—(1) A person who causes a hazard or risk to persons by accidentally or negligently causing any structure, vehicle, or other matter or thing to come to lie on railway infrastructure, or to over-hang or protrude into the operational area above or adjacent to railway infrastructure, shall immediately notify the F133 [ railway organisation ] concerned or a member of the Garda Síochána.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both.