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10 Conditions of licences: activities carried on by virtue of a licence exemption.E+W+S

(1)If and so long as a person is a licence exempt operator—

(a)there shall not be included in any licence granted to him any condition which relates to his licence exempt activities, except to the extent permitted by virtue of subsection (2) below; and

(b)any such condition which is included in a licence which has been granted to him shall, except to that extent, be of no effect so far as so relating.

(2)A condition which relates to both—

(a)a licensed activity carried on by a person (“the licensee"), and

(b)a licence exempt activity carried on by him,

may be included in a licence, but only if and to the extent that, in the opinion of the person granting the licence, the condition must, in consequence of the licensee’s carrying on of a mixed activity, necessarily have effect in relation to the whole, or some part, of so much of the mixed activity as consists of the licence exempt activity if the condition is to have full effect in relation to so much of the mixed activity as consists of the licensed activity.

(3)There shall not be included in a licence any condition relating to the fares that may be charged in respect of train journeys involving licence exempt travel, other than train journeys which also involve—

(a)licensed travel; and

(b)at least two consecutive scheduled calls at stations during any one continuous spell of licensed operation.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) above and this subsection—

  • F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • licence exempt travel” means travel by means of a train whose operator is, by virtue of a licence exemption, exempt from the requirement to be authorised by licence to be the operator of that train for the whole, or for some part, of the train journey in question;

  • licensed travel” means travel by means of a train whose operator is authorised by licence to be the operator of that train for some part of the train journey in question;

  • spell of licensed operation”, in the case of any train journey, means any part of the journey throughout which the operator of the train in question lawfully acts as such by virtue only of holding one or more licences;

  • train journey” means a journey between any two stations which is scheduled to be made by means of one train (irrespective of where the train in question begins or ends its journey).

(5)Subsection (3) above has effect notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) or (2) above; and section 9 above is subject to the provisions of this section.

(6)In this section—

  • licence exempt activity” means any activity which a person carries on in his capacity as a licence exempt operator;

  • licence exempt operator” means an operator of railway assets, or railway assets of a class or description, who is, by virtue of a licence exemption, exempt from the requirement to be authorised by licence to be the operator of those railway assets or of railway assets of that class or description;

  • licensed activity” means any activity which a person carries on in his capacity as a licence holder;

  • mixed activity” means any activity which is carried on by a person who is both a licence holder and a licence exempt operator and which is carried on by him in part as a licensed activity and in part as a licence exempt activity.

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