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Railways Act 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Transfer of functions and railway strategy

    1. Transfer of functions

      1. 1.Transfer etc. of SRA functions and abolition

      2. 2.Transfer of safety functions to ORR

    2. Railway strategy

      1. 3.General duties under s. 4 of the 1993 Act

      2. 4.Use of access charges reviews for application of strategy

      3. 5.Railway strategy for Scotland

  3. Part 2 Public sector funding authorities for railways

    1. Assisting and securing the provision of services

      1. 6.Financial assistance etc. from the Secretary of State

      2. 7.Notification of assistance from Secretary of State for freight services

      3. 8.Franchising and financial assistance in relation to Scotland

      4. 9.Notification of assistance from Scottish Ministers for freight services

      5. 10.Franchising and financial assistance in relation to Wales

      6. 11.Notification of assistance from Welsh Assembly for freight services

      7. 12.Transfer schemes at end of franchising agreements

    2. Passenger Transport Executives

      1. 13.Railway functions of Passenger Transport Executives

      2. 14.Repeals and savings relating to Passenger Transport Executives

    3. London

      1. 15.Duty of Secretary of State and Transport for London to co-operate

      2. 16.Relaxation of contractual restrictions on Transport for London

      3. 17.Membership of Transport for London

    4. Provision of service by provider of last resort

      1. 18.Qualification of duty in respect of services funded by others

  4. Part 3 Rail Passengers' Council and Rail Passengers' Committees

    1. 19.The Rail Passengers' Council

    2. 20.Delegation of functions by Council

    3. 21.Rail Passengers' Committees

  5. Part 4 Network modifications etc.

    1. Discontinuance of railway passenger services

      1. 22.Proposal by service operator to discontinue non-franchised services

      2. 23.Proposal by funding authority to discontinue non-franchised services

      3. 24.Proposals to discontinue franchised or secured services

      4. 25.Proposal to discontinue excluded services

    2. Discontinuance of operation of passenger networks

      1. 26.Proposal by operator to close passenger network

      2. 27.Proposal by funding authority to close passenger network

      3. 28.Proposal to discontinue operation of secured network

    3. Discontinuance of use or operation of stations

      1. 29.Proposal by operator to close station

      2. 30.Proposal by funding authority to close station

      3. 31.Proposal to discontinue operation of secured station

    4. References to the ORR

      1. 32.References to the ORR

      2. 33.Closure requirements

    5. Excluded proposals

      1. 34.Minor modifications

      2. 35.Closures eligible to be treated as minor modifications

      3. 36.Designation of experimental passenger services

      4. 37.Discontinuance of experimental passenger services

      5. 38.Services, networks and stations excluded by order

    6. Substitution services

      1. 39.Quality contracts schemes in connection with service modifications

      2. 40.Substitute road services

    7. Supplemental provisions of Part

      1. 41.Proposals by funding authorities

      2. 42.Closures guidance

      3. 43.Procedure relating to publication and modification of closures guidance

      4. 44.Exclusion of liability for breach of statutory duty

      5. 45.Interpretation of Part 4

  6. Part 5 Further miscellaneous provisions

    1. Conduct and accessibility on railways

      1. 46.Bye-laws

      2. 47.Power of Scottish Ministers to make penalty fare regulations

      3. 48.Code of practice for disabled rail users in Scotland

    2. Railway administration orders for companies providing Scottish services

      1. 49.Functions of Scottish Ministers in relation to railway administration

      2. 50.Assistance by Scottish Ministers for companies in railway administration

    3. Duties of co-operation

      1. 51.ORR to assist and advise national authorities

      2. 52.Duty of Passenger Transport Executives to advise Secretary of State

  7. Part 6 General and supplemental

    1. General

      1. 53.Taxation

      2. 54.Further amendments of the 1993 Act

    2. Supplemental

      1. 55.Expenses etc.

      2. 56.Powers exercisable by statutory instrument

      3. 57.Meaning of “Wales-only service” and “Welsh service”

      4. 58.General interpretation

      5. 59.Consequential amendments, transitional provisions and repeals

      6. 60.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Transfer etc. of functions of the Strategic Rail Authority

      1. Part 1 Transfer and abolition of functions

      2. Part 2 Definitions for purposes of transfers to Scottish Ministers

    2. Schedule 2

      Transfer schemes

    3. Schedule 3

      Transfer of safety functions

    4. Schedule 4

      Reviews by ORR of access charges and licence conditions

    5. Schedule 5

      Rail Passengers' Council established by s. 19(1)

      1. Part 1 Introductory

      2. Part 2 Members and staff

      3. Part 3 Finance

      4. Part 4 Financial framework and information

      5. Part 5 Status and supplementary powers

      6. Part 6 Procedure

    6. Schedule 6

      Functions retained by London Transport Users' Committee

    7. Schedule 7

      Consultations under Part 4

    8. Schedule 8

      Proposals to discontinue excluded London services

    9. Schedule 9

      Bye-laws by railway operators

    10. Schedule 10

      Taxation provisions relating to transfer schemes

      1. Part 1 Transfers to a national authority under section 1(2) schemes

      2. Part 2 Other transfers under section 1(2) schemes

      3. Part 3 Transfers under section 12 schemes

      4. Part 4 Other provisions concerning transfers

      5. Part 5 Interpretation of Schedule

    11. Schedule 11

      Miscellaneous amendments of 1993 Act

    12. Schedule 12

      Other minor and consequential amendments

    13. Schedule 13

      Repeals

      1. Part 1 Repealed enactments

      2. Part 2 Savings

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