Section 213 Crimes Act | Obstructing Railway


Section 213 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Obstructing Railway and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 213 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Obstructing Railway’ and reads as follows:

213 Obstructing a railway

A person who:

(a) intentionally and without lawful excuse, does an act, or omits to do an act, which causes the passage or operation of a locomotive or other rolling stock on a railway to be obstructed, or
(b) assists a person to do or omit to do such an act, with the knowledge that the person’s intention to do or omit to do that act is without lawful excuse,
is liable to imprisonment for 2 years.