HL Deb 07 May 2003 vol 647 c140WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With regard to the proposed guided busway in Cambridgeshire: (a) under what regulations it will be required to be constructed and operated; (b) whether the level crossing design and operations for guided busway across roads will differ from rail level crossings; (c) who will be responsible for installing and maintaining fencing, and to what standard; (d) whether pedestrians will be allowed to cross the guided busway at uncontrolled crossings; (e) what responsibilities the Health and Safety Executive will have for the design and operations; (f) whether the guided busway will require a safety case; and (g) what is the proposed frequency of operation of the guided buses. [HL2576]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

Cambridgeshire County Council is still developing the technical details of the proposed Cambridge Rapid Transit System, with a view to applying in due course to the Secretary of State for an order under the Transport and Works Act 1992 (the TWA). Such an order, if made, could contain the legal powers necessary for the construction and operation of the proposed guided busway.