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135 Concessionary travel for railway staff etc.E+W+S

(1)The conditions that may be included in a passenger licence include conditions in respect of arrangements for the provision of staff concessionary travel.

(2)The [F1Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers may each] promote the provision of staff concessionary travel.

(3)The [F1Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers may each] enter into agreements or other arrangements concerning the provision of staff concessionary travel.

(4)Franchise agreements may include conditions with respect to the provision of staff concessionary travel.

F2(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)The [F3The Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers may exercise powers and perform duties conferred or imposed on him or them]

(a)under or by virtue of subsections (2) to [F4(4)] above, or

(b)under any agreements or arrangements entered into, or conditions or provisions included, by virtue of those subsections,

by entering into agreements or arrangements under which other persons (in this subsection referred to as “sub-contractors”) are to perform the function in question; F5. . ..

(7)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3) above, the agreements or arrangements that may be made under that subsection include agreements or arrangements under which the [F6Secretary of State undertakes, or the Scottish Ministers undertake,] to secure the provision of staff concessionary travel (as well as agreements or arrangements under which some other person undertakes to provide, or to secure the provision of, staff concessionary travel).

(8)Subsection (7) above applies, with the necessary modifications, in relation to—

(a)the conditions mentioned in subsection (4) above, F7. . .

F7(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

as it applies in relation to the agreements and arrangements mentioned in subsection (3) above.

(9)This section is without prejudice to the generality of—

(a)the conditions which may be included in licences, or

(b)the provision which may be made in franchise agreements F8. . .,

whether or not with respect to free or concessionary travel; and [F9subsection (4) above is] without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3) above.

F2(10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(12)Any reference in this section to the provision of “staff concessionary travel” is a reference to the provision of free travel, or travel at concessionary rates, for, or for some class or description of, persons, or dependants of persons, who are or have at any time been employed by—

(a)a person carrying on a business of providing railway services; or

(b)a person providing welfare or health care services to persons employed by a person falling within paragraph (a) above.

(13)In the application of subsection (12) above in relation to any such agreement, arrangements, conditions or provisions as are mentioned in this section, it is immaterial whether or not the provision of free travel, or travel at concessionary rates, mentioned in that subsection extends, in the case of the agreement, arrangements, conditions or provisions in question, only to persons falling within that subsection or to such persons and others; and the reference in subsection (2) above to promoting the provision of staff concessionary travel shall be construed accordingly.

(14)Expressions used in this section and in Part I above have the same meaning in this section as they have in that Part.

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F1Words in s. 135(2)(3) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 16.10.2005 in so far as not already in force) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 1, 60,{ Sch. 1 para. 35(2)}; S.I. 2005/1909, art. 2, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F3Words in s. 135(6) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 16.10.2005 in so far as it is not already in force) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 1, 60,{ Sch. 1 para. 35(3)}; S.I. 2005/1909, art. 2, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F4Word in s. 135(6)(a) substituted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 252, Sch. 27 para. 40(2); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F5Words in s. 135(6) repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV

F6Words in s. 135(7) substituted (24.7.2005 for certain purposes and 16.10.2005 in so far as it is not already in force) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 1, 60,{ Sch. 1 para. 35(4)}; S.I. 2005/1909, art. 2, Sch.; S.I. 2005/2812, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F7S. 135(8)(b) and the word “and" immediately preceding it repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F8Words in s. 135(9)(b) repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 274, Sch. 31 Pt. IV; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F9Words in s. 135(9) substituted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 252, Sch. 27 para. 40(3; S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

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