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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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37Responsibility for London regional rail passenger network

(1)London Regional Transport shall be the competent authority of Great Britain in relation to the Railways Board for the purposes of the relevant transport regulations within the meaning of the Railways Act 1974, so far as relates to the operation of any services for the time being comprised in the London regional rail passenger network; and, accordingly, for subsections (1) to (3) of section 3 of that Act (functions of the Secretary of State in relation to the Railways Board under those regulations) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)The competent authority of Great Britain in relation to the Railways Board for the purposes of the relevant transport regulations shall be—

(a)in relation to any services comprised in the railway passenger system of the Board other than services within paragraph (b) below, the Secretary of State ; and

(b)in relation to any services for the time being comprised in the London regional rail passenger net' work, London Regional Transport;

and references below in this section, in relation to the competent authority, to services within the competence of that authority, are references to the services mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above (as the case may require).

(2)The competent authority may give directions to the Board imposing on them obligations of a general nature with respect to the operation of the whole or any part of their railway passenger system, so far as relates to services within the competence of that authority or any matter affecting those services.

(3)It shall fall to the competent authority to make any payments which are required to be made to the Board by any provisions of the relevant transport regulations in respect of services within the competence of that authority or any matter affecting those services, and that authority may, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of those regulations, determine the manner of calculating, and the conditions applicable to, those payments.

(3A)Any direction given under subsection (2) above may be varied or revoked, so far as relates to any services or any matter affecting any services, by a subsequent direction so given by the competent authority in relation to those services (whether or not that authority was the authority which gave the earlier direction)..

(2)In subsections (4) and (6) of that section, for the words "subsection (1) above" there shall be substituted the words

subsection (2) above.

(3)In section 4 of that Act (the Board's duties in relation to policies, plans and information)—

(a)after subsection (2) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(2A)In relation to—

(a)expenditure in respect of any services for the time being comprised in the London regional rail passenger network ; and

(b)policies and plans for the conduct of the undertaking of the Board and the businesses of their subsidiaries, so far as relates to any services so comprised ;

subsections (1) and (2) above shall apply with the substitution, for references to the Secretary of State, of references to London Regional Transport.;

(b)after subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(3A)In relation to information with respect to any services for the time being comprised in the London regional rail passenger network, references in subsection (3) above to the Secretary of State shall include London Regional Transport.

(c)in subsection (5) the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (a)—; and

(aa)set out any directions given to the Board under section 3(2) above during that year; " and in paragraph (b), for the words from " section 3 of " to " above " there shall be substituted the words " or section 3 of the Transport Act 1981.

(4)Any direction given by the Secretary of State under section 3(1) of that Act before the operative date within the meaning of section 36 of this Act shall be treated for the purposes of sections 3 and 4 of that Act, as they have effect by virtue of this section, as given under section 3(2) as substituted by subsection (1) above.

(5)In section 10(2) of that Act (interpretation), after the definition of " the 1968 Act" there shall be inserted the following definition— ' London regional rail passenger network ' has the meaning given by section 36(3) of the London Regional Transport Act 1984 ;

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