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41Ticketing arrangements

(1)The Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 is amended as follows.

(2)After section 27 insert—

CHAPTER 3Ticketing arrangements and ticketing schemes

Meaning of “ticketing arrangements” etc.
27AMeaning of “ticketing arrangements” etc.

(1)In this Chapter, “ticketing arrangements” means arrangements under which persons may become entitled—

(a)to make more than one journey on particular local services (whether or not operated by the same person),

(b)to make a particular journey on two or more local services (whether or not operated by the same person),

(c)where a particular journey could be made on local services provided by either (or any) of two or more operators, to make the journey on whichever service the entitled person chooses, or

(d)to make a journey on one or more local services (whether or not operated by the same person) and one or more connecting rail or ferry services or to make more than one such journey,

by entering into a single transaction of such description as the operator or operators of such services may require.

(2)In this Chapter, ticketing arrangements are “smart ticketing arrangements” if they include provision to the effect that evidence of a person’s entitlement to travel may be held or produced by the person in electronic form (whether or not it may also be held or produced in another form).

(3)In this Chapter, “connecting rail or ferry service” means a service for the carriage of passengers by railway or ferry which runs between—

(a)a station, port or stopping place at or in the vicinity of which local services stop and which serves any part of the area to which the arrangement relates, and

(b)any other place.

(4)In subsection (3), “railway” has the same meaning as in section 67(1) of the Transport and Works Act 1992.

(5)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations amend the definition of “ticketing arrangements” in subsection (1) so that it includes arrangements under which persons may become entitled to make a journey on one or more local services (whether or not operated by the same person) and by means of such other service or class of service as may be specified in the regulations.

(6)Regulations under subsection (5) may also amend sections 28 to 31 in their application to services specified in the regulations as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate..

(3)Section 28(5) is repealed.

(4)The italic heading immediately preceding section 28 becomes “Ticketing arrangements”.

(5)In section 81(4)(b) (regulations subject to the affirmative procedure), before “41(1)” insert “27A(5),”.

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