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72 Keeping of register by the Regulator.E+W+S

(1)[F1the Office of Rail Regulation] shall, at such premises and in such form as [F2it]may determine, maintain a register F3. . . .

(2)Subject to subsection (3) and to any direction given under subsection (4) below, [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] shall cause to be entered in the register—

(a)in relation to licences [F4and European licences] , the provisions of—

(i)every licence [F5, every licence exemption and every European licence] ;

(ii)every assignment of a licence of which notice is received by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation];

(iii)every modification or revocation of a licence [F6, every][F7 requirement to modify conditions of a licence imposed on [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] by the Authority][F8, and every modification or revocation of a European licence];

(iv)every revocation of a licence exemption [F9and every requirement to revoke a licence exemption imposed on [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] by the Authority];

(v)every requirement imposed, or consent or approval given, by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under a licence [F10or European licence] ;

(vi)every requirement imposed, or consent or approval given, under a licence by any person (other than [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] ) who is a qualified person, within the meaning of section 9(3) above, for the purpose in question, being a requirement, consent or approval whose provisions have been notified to [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] pursuant to a condition of the licence;

(vii)every final or provisional order [F11made by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] in relation] to a licence, every revocation of such an order and every notice given by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under section 55(6) above that he is satisfied that he does not need to make such an order;

[F12(viii)every scheme made by the Secretary of State under section 7A(4) above or paragraph 2 of Schedule 28 to the Transport Act 2000;]

[F13(ix)every penalty imposed by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under section 57A above;

(x)every statement of policy published by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under that section;]

and notice of every surrender of a licence [F14or European licence] ;

(b)in relation to access agreements, access contracts and installation access contracts, the provisions of—

(i)every facility exemption granted under section 20(3) above;

(ii)every direction to enter into an access contract or an installation access contract;

(iii)every access agreement;

(iv)every amendment (however described) of an access agreement;

(v)every general approval given under section [F1518(1)(c), 19(3)(c) or] 22(3) above which is for the time being in force;

[F16(va)every direction under section 22A above;

(vb)every notice given by or to [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] or the Competition Commission under Schedule 4A to this Act;]

(vi)every document issued or made by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under an access agreement;

F17(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)in relation to experimental passenger services, within the meaning of [F18Part 4 of the Railways Act 2005] , the provisions of—

[F19(i)every designation under section 36 of that Act of a service as experimental;

(ii)every notice under section 37(1) or (2) of that Act of the proposed discontinuance of a service designated as experimental;]

[F20(da)in relation to closures, the provisions of—

(i)every closure ratification notice or closure non-ratification notice (within the meaning of Part 4 of the Railways Act 2005) issued by it;

(ii)every closure requirement imposed by it;]

(e)the provisions of every railway administration order and of every discharge of such an order.

(3)In entering any provision in the register, [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] shall have regard to the need for excluding, so far as that is practicable, the matters specified in section 71(2)(a) and (b) above.

(4)If it appears to the Secretary of State that the entry of any provision in the register would be against the public interest or the commercial interests of any person, he may direct [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] not to enter that provision in the register.

(5)Where an access agreement is entered into or amended, the facility owner or installation owner concerned shall send a copy of the access agreement or amendment to [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] not later than 14 days after the date on which the access agreement is entered into or the amendment is made, as the case may be.

(6)A person who fails to comply with subsection (5) above is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(7)The contents of the register shall be available for inspection by the public during such hours and subject to the payment of such fee as may be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.

(8)Any person may, on the payment of such fee as may be specified in an order so made, require [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] to supply him with a copy of, or extract from, any part of the register, being a copy or extract which is certified by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] to be a true copy or extract.

(9)The contents of the register shall be available for inspection at any time by the [F21Authority], without payment of any fee; and the [F21Authority] may require [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] , without payment of any fee, to supply [F22it]with a copy of, or extract from, any part of the register, being a copy or extract which is certified by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] to be a true copy or extract.

(10)Any reference in this section to “assignment” shall be construed in Scotland as a reference to assignation.

(11)Any sums received by [F1the Office of Rail Regulation] under this section shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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F1Words in s. 72 substituted (5.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 16, 120, {Sch. 2 para. 3(a) Table}; S.I. 2004/827, art. 4(g)

F2Word in s. 72 substituted (5.7.2004) by Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), ss. 16, 120, {Sch. 2 para. 3(b) Table}; S.I. 2004/827, art. 4(g)

F7Words in s. 72(2)(a)(iii) inserted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 216, Sch. 17 para. 15(a) (with Sch. 28 paras. 5(2), 17); 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. 72(2)(a)(iii) added (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 3, {Sch. 1 para. 3(6)(c)}

F9Words in s. 72(2)(a)(iv) inserted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 216, Sch. 17 para. 15(b) (with Sch. 28 paras. 5(2), 17); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F10Words in s. 72(2)(a)(v) added (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 3, {Sch. 1 para. 3(6)(d)}

F11Words in s. 72(2)(a)(vii) substituted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 216, Sch. 17 para. 15(c) (with Sch. 28 paras. 5(2), 17); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F12S. 72(2)(a)(viii) inserted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 216, Sch. 17 para. 15(d) (with Sch. 28 paras. 5(2), 17); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F13S. 72(2)(a)(ix)(x) inserted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 252, Sch. 27 para. 36(2); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F14Words in s. 72(2)(a) added (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 3, {Sch. 1 para. 3(6)(e)}

F15Words in s. 72(2)(b)(v) inserted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 230(5); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F16S. 72(2)(b)(va)(vb) inserted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 252, Sch. 27 para. 36(3); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F17S. 72(2)(c) repealed (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, ss. 216, 274, Sch. 17 para. 27(2), Sch. 31 Pt. IV (with Sch. 28 para. 14); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II)

F18Words in s. 72(2)(d) substituted (1.12.2006) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 10(1)(a)(2); S.I. 2006/2911, art. 2, Sch. (subject to the transitional and saving provisions in arts. 3-7)

F19S. 72(2)(d)(i)-(ii) substituted (1.12.2006) for s. 72(d)(i)-(iii) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 10(1)(b)(2); S.I. 2006/2911, art. 2, Sch. (subject to the transitional and saving provisions in arts. 3-7)

F20S. 72(2)(da) inserted (1.12.2006) by Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), ss. 54, 60, Sch. 11 para. 10(1)(c)(2); S.I. 2006/2911, art. 2, Sch. (subject to the transitional and saving provisions in arts. 3-7)

F21Words in s. 72(9) substituted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 215, Sch. 16 para. 43(a); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II) (which S.I. was amended by S.I. 2001/115, art. 2(2))

F22Word in s. 72(9) substituted (1.2.2001) by 2000 c. 38, s. 215, Sch. 16 para. 43(b); S.I. 2001/57, art. 3(1), Sch. 2 Pt. I (subject to savings and transitional provisions in Sch. 2 Pt. II) (which S.I. was amended by S.I. 2001/115, art. 2(2))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 72(1) applied (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

C2S. 72(2)(a) applied (in part) (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

C3S. 72(2)(a)(i) modified (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 7}

C4S. 72(3) applied (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

C5S. 72(4) applied (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

C6S. 72(7) applied (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

C7S. 72(8) applied (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

C8S. 72(11) applied (with modifications) (28.11.2005) by The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005 (2005/3050), reg. 14, {Sch. 3 para. 1(e)}

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