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Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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Amount of penalty fare, etc.N.I.

[F14(1)Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), a penalty fare—

(a)shall be an amount equal to the full single fare for the journey the person has made plus [F2£50]; and

(b)shall be payable to the person providing the service on which the requirement to pay the penalty fare is made before the expiration of the period of 21 days beginning with the day following the day on which the journey is completed.

(2)The Department may by order, made subject to negative resolution, alter the amount of the penalty fare specified in sub‐paragraph (1)( a).

(3)An authorised person who requires a person (referred to below as “the passenger”) to pay a penalty fare shall give him either a receipt for the payment of the amount of the penalty (where the passenger makes that payment to the authorised person) or a notice stating that the requirement has been made.

(4)A receipt or notice given under sub‐paragraph (3) shall specify the passenger's destination on the bus or train service on which he is travelling when required to pay the penalty fare, and shall operate as an authority to him to complete his journey to or at that destination.

(5)For the purposes of sub‐paragraph (4), the passenger's destination shall (unless he is at that destination or only one destination is possible in the circumstances) be taken to be the destination stated by the passenger or, in default of any statement by him for that purpose, such destination as may be specified by the authorised person.]

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F2Sum in Sch. 1B para. 4(1)(a) substituted (13.6.2016) by The Penalty Fares (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016/194), arts. 1, 2

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