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Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Act 2006

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70Trams deemed public service vehicles

(1)On such day as may be appointed under subsection (2), regulations made, or having effect as if made, under section 24, 25, 26 or 60(1)(j) or (k) (which provide for the regulation of drivers, conductors, inspectors, the control and number of passengers, carriage of luggage and goods and left luggage) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (c. 14) shall have effect as if trams operating on the authorised tramway were public service vehicles within the meaning of the Transport Act 1985 (c. 67).

(2)The authorised undertaker may by resolution appoint a day for the purpose of any regulation mentioned in subsection (1), the day so appointed being fixed in accordance with subsection (3).

(3)The authorised undertaker shall publish in a newspaper circulating in its area, notice—

(a)of the passing of any such resolution and of the day fixed thereby; and

(b)of the general effect of the regulations for the purposes of which the day has been fixed;

and the day so fixed shall not be earlier than the expiration of 28 days from the date of publication of the notice.

(4)A photostatic or other reproduction certified, by a person authorised by the authorised undertaker for that purpose, to be a true reproduction of a page, or part of a page, of any newspaper bearing the date of its publication and containing the notice mentioned in subsection (3) shall be evidence of the publication of the notice and of the date of publication.

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