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The Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and come into operation on the 22nd April 2011.

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the Community Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd October 2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations(1), and

“domestic rail passenger service” has the meaning given by Article 3(11) of the Community Regulation.

Exemption of domestic rail passenger services from the provisions of the Community Regulation

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), pursuant to Article 2(4) of the Community Regulation, domestic rail passenger services are exempt from the provisions of that Regulation.

(2) The exemption in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to the provisions specified in Article 2(3) of the Community Regulation.

Liability in respect of exempt services

4.—(1) This paragraph applies when—

(a)a person (“A”) is liable to another person (“P”) under the community Regulation, and

(b)a third person (“B”) would, but for the exemption granted in regulation 3(1), be liable to A in respect of some or all of A’s liability to P.

(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, B shall be liable to A in respect of A’s liability to P to the same extent and under the same conditions as if the exemption in regulation 3(1) had not been granted.

Revocation of regulations 2, 3 and 4

5.  Regulations 2 and 3 and 4 shall cease to have effect on 31st December 2014.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Regional Development on 21st March 2011

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B. R. D. White

A senior officer of the

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