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Transport for London Act 2008

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1Citation and commencement

(1)This Act may be cited as the Transport for London Act 2008 and, except for—

  • sections 17 to 21 and Schedules 1 and 2 (fixed penalties);

  • section 23 (production of London PHV driver’s badge);

  • section 24 (return of licences etc. on suspension or revocation);

  • section 25 (obligation of London operators to keep records); and

  • section 27 (penalty fare levels),

shall come into operation at the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which it is passed.

(2)The provisions mentioned in subsection (1) shall come into operation on the appointed day.

2General interpretation

In this Act—

  • “the 1980 Act” means the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66);

  • “the 1998 Act” means the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 (c. 34);

  • “the 1999 Act” means the Greater London Authority Act 1999;

  • “enactment” includes any instrument made under an Act;

  • “local authority” means—

    (a)

    a London borough council; or

    (b)

    the Common Council of the City of London;

  • “Mayor” means the Mayor of London;

  • “subsidiary” has the meaning given by section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46); and

  • TfL” means Transport for London.

3Appointed day

(1)In subsection (2) of section 1 (citation and commencement) of this Act “the appointed day” means such day as may be fixed by a decision of TfL, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(2)Different days may be fixed under this section for different provisions.

(3)No day fixed under this section may be before the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.

(4)TfL shall cause to be published in a newspaper circulating in London and in the London Gazette notice—

(a)of the taking of any such decision and of a day fixed thereby; and

(b)of the general effect of the provisions of this Act coming into operation as from that day,

and the day so fixed shall not be earlier than the expiration of three months from the publication of the notice or, if it is published on two days, from the later of those days.

(5)Either a photostatic or other reproduction certified by the officer appointed for that purpose by TfL to be a reproduction of a page or part of a page of any such newspaper or the London Gazette bearing the date of its publication and containing any such notice shall be evidence of the publication of the notice and of the date of publication.

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