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Title 49Subtitle BChapter IIPart 213Subpart A → §213.1


Title 49: Transportation
PART 213—TRACK SAFETY STANDARDS
Subpart A—General


§213.1   Scope of part.

(a) This part prescribes minimum safety requirements for railroad track that is part of the general railroad system of transportation. In general, the requirements prescribed in this part apply to specific track conditions existing in isolation. Therefore, a combination of track conditions, none of which individually amounts to a deviation from the requirements in this part, may require remedial action to provide for safe operations over that track. This part does not restrict a railroad from adopting and enforcing additional or more stringent requirements not inconsistent with this part.

(b) Subparts A through F apply to track Classes 1 through 5. Subpart G and 213.2, 213.3, and 213.15 apply to track over which trains are operated at speeds in excess of those permitted over Class 5 track.

[63 FR 34029, June 22, 1998, as amended at 78 FR 16100, Mar. 13, 2013]

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