Query RE: Drones near the railway

Alan Wake made this Freedom of Information request to Network Rail Limited

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

On you website (page linked below) you state that:

+ It is a criminal offence to fly a drone on, over or within 50 metres of the railway or within 150 metres in built up areas.

+It is a criminal offence to fly a drone on, over or within 50 metres a railway station or within 150 metres in built up areas.

Please can you tell me where these two statements are codified into law.

Please can you also clarify if these two laws have been specifically written for railways or if you are just reminding people about the nationwide drone rules regarding flying near people and/or built up areas.

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communitie...

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wake

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2021/00001

Dear Alan Wake

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Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
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FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2021/00001

Dear Alan Wake

Please find attached our response to your recent information request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 |
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

Diversity and Inclusion Champion            

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