New Zealand Railways Corporation (General) Regulations 1982

Reprint as at 1 October 2008

New Zealand Railways Corporation (General) Regulations 1982

(SR 1982/47)

David Beattie, Governor-General

Order in Council

At the Government Buildings at Wellington this 15th day of March 1982

The Right Hon D MacIntyre presiding in Council


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Treasury.

Pursuant to the New Zealand Railways Corporation Act 1981 and the Regulations Act 1936, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.


Part 1

1 Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

Part 2
Fares and tickets

3 Passengers without tickets to pay fare to guard

4 Passengers to produce tickets

5 Excursion tickets

6 Evading payment of fare

7 Free passes and tickets to be used only for purpose issued

8 Tickets available for shortest route

9 Passes issued to members of Legislature

10 Fares to be refunded if Corporation service full

11 Passengers to quit Corporation service on arrival at destination

Part 3
Offences on Corporation services

12 Reserved seats

13 Standing passengers

14 Boarding and alighting from Corporation services

15 Persons not to place feet on seats

16 Animals not to be taken on Corporation services

Part 4
Miscellaneous offences

17 Remaining on railway

18 Touting or soliciting custom

19 Smoking

20 Firearms and explosives

21 Trespassing on railway

Part 5
Delivery and receipt of goods and passengers

22 Charges to be paid before receipt of goods taken

23 Working of railway not to be obstructed during delivery and receipt of goods and passengers

24 Person to be placed in charge of loading dock, etc

Part 6

25 Timetables subject to cancellation, alteration, or suspension

Part 7
Lost property

26 Property found on railway to be delivered to Corporation

Part 8
Bridges and level crossings

27 Prohibition of certain traffic on or over bridges and level crossings

28 Weight, speed, and load limits for bridges

29 Speed limit for vehicles not fitted with pneumatic tyres

30 Width of loads on combined bridges

31 Opposing road traffic on combined bridges

32 Rail traffic to have right of way on combined bridges

33 Warning signs at private level crossings

Part 9
Prohibition of certain traffic on platforms and footbridges and in subways

34 Vehicles and animals prohibited on platforms

35 Vehicles and animals prohibited on footbridges and in subways

Part 10
Railway approach roads

36 Drivers to obey directions of any authorised officer

37 Drivers to comply with notices, traffic signs, and markings

38 Railway approach roads may be closed

Part 11

39 Revocations

Orders and regulations revoked

Gazette information

Reprint notes