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Railways Act 1993

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78Functions under section 56 of the Transport Act 1962

(1)In consequence of sections 76 and 77 above, subsections (4) to (6) of section 56 of the [1962 c. 46.] Transport Act 1962 (which make provision with respect to the functions of the former Central Committee and Area Committees with respect to services and facilities provided by certain Boards and, as applied or amended, by certain other persons) shall not have effect in relation to matters affecting the services or facilities which are for the time being provided by the Board or a subsidiary of the Board or under a franchise agreement.

(2)In section 56 of that Act, in subsection (5), the words from the beginning to “section; and” (which preclude committees from considering charges for services and questions relating to the discontinuance or reduction of railway services) shall be omitted.

(3)Subject to subsections (1) and (2) above—

(a)the functions of the former Central Committee under subsections (4) to (6A) of section 56 of that Act are hereby transferred to the Central Committee; and

(b)the functions of the former Area Committees under those subsections are hereby transferred to the consultative committees.

(4)In consequence of subsection (3) above—

(a)any reference in those subsections to the former Central Committee shall be taken as a reference to the Central Committee; and

(b)for the words “each Area Committee”, “any Area Committee”, “Area Committees”, “an Area Committee” and “An Area Committee”, wherever occurring in those subsections, there shall be substituted respectively the words “each consultative committee”, “any consultative committee”, “consultative committees”, “a consultative committee” and “A consultative committee”.

(5)After subsection (6) of that section there shall be inserted—

(6ZA)If the Secretary of State so directs in the case of any consultative committee, subsections (4) to (6) of this section shall have effect in relation to that committee and the Central Committee as if the reference in subsection (4) of this section to services and facilities provided by any of the Boards included a reference to any such ferry service as may be specified in the direction, whether provided by a Board or by some other person; and, in the application of subsections (4) to (6) of this section in relation to any such ferry service, any reference in those subsections to a Board shall be taken to include a reference to the person providing the ferry service.

(6)At the end of that section there shall be added—

(20)In this section—

  • “the Central Committee” means the Central Rail Users' Consultative Committee, constituted under the Railways Act 1993;

  • “consultative committee” means—

    (a)

    a Rail Users' Consultative Committee established under the Railways Act 1993; or

    (b)

    so far as relating to the Greater London area, within the meaning of section 2 of that Act, the London Regional Passengers' Committee.

(7)In this section—

  • “former Area Committees” means Area Transport Users Consultative Committees, established under section 56 of the [1962 c. 46.] Transport Act 1962;

  • “the former Central Committee” means the Central Transport Consultative Committee for Great Britain, established under that section.

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