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§ 9-403. Switch connections and sidetracks for shippers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Carrier Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Commission Provisions on Railroad Companies (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 9-403
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 9-403
§ 9-403. Switch connections and sidetracks for shippers
Connections and sidetracks provided by railroad company
(a) If safe to install, reasonably practicable, and justified by the volume of business, a railroad company, on the application of a shipper, shall construct, maintain, and operate on reasonable terms:
(1) a switch connection or a connection with a lateral line of railroad or private sidetrack owned by the shipper; or
(2) a sidetrack and switch connection for the shipper on property owned by the railroad company.
Regulations relating to installation, maintenance, and compensation
(b) The Commission shall regulate installation, maintenance, and compensation under this section.
Termination of connections
(c) A railroad company may terminate connections that it provides under this section if the Commission determines that the required conditions are no longer satisfied.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
Formerly Art. 78, § 38.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 9-403, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 9-403
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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