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Midland Metro (Penalty Fares) Act 1991

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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “authorised person” means, in relation to any purpose, a person authorised for that purpose by the Executive;

  • “the Executive” means the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive;

  • “fare ticket” means a ticket authorising the person in respect of whom it is issued to travel on the Metro;

  • “general travel authority” means any permit, other than a fare ticket, authorising the person in respect of whom it is issued to travel on the Metro;

  • “the Metro” means the light rail transit system comprising the railways authorised by the [1989 c. xv.] Midland Metro Act 1989, including such railways designated as tramways, and all works and conveniences provided in connection with any of those railways as that system is constructed, extended or altered from time to time;

  • “Metro stop” means a station or other regular stopping place on the Metro at which passengers may get on or off Metro vehicles;

  • “Metro vehicle” means a vehicle or carriage used on the Metro;

  • “penalty fare” means a penalty fare payable pursuant to section 4 of this Act;

  • “the penalty fare provisions” means sections 4 to 7 of this Act.

(2)Any reference in this Act to a person producing a fare ticket or general travel authority on being required to do so by an authorised person is a reference to producing, when so required, a fare ticket or general travel authority which, either by itself or together with any other document produced by that person at the same time, is valid for the journey he has made.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) above, a person who is on a Metro vehicle shall be taken to have made a journey ending at the next scheduled Metro stop.

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