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Crossrail Act 2008

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7(1)In their application to—

(a)a Crossrail undertaker,

(b)Crossrail, or

(c)any train being used to provide services for the carriage of passengers or goods on Crossrail,

the enactments specified in column (1) of the following table (which create the offences broadly described in column (2) of the table) shall each have effect as if the maximum fine which may be imposed on summary conviction of any offence specified in the enactment were, instead of that specified in column (3) of the table, a fine not exceeding the level specified in column (4) of the table.

(1)(2)(3)(4)
EnactmentDescription of offenceMaximum fine otherwise applicable (level on standard scale)Maximum fine (level on standard scale)
Section 16 of the Railway Regulation Act 1840 (c. 97).Obstruction of officers of railway company or trespass upon railway.Level 1Level 3
Section 17 of the Railway Regulation Act 1842 (c. 55).Misconduct of persons employed on railways.Level 1Level 3
The Regulation of Railways Act 1889 (c. 57)
section 5(1)Failure to produce ticket, to pay fare or to give name and address.Level 1Level 2
section 5(3).Travel with intent to avoid payment of fare.Level 2Level 3

(2)In such application—

(a)section 16 of the Railway Regulation Act 1840 (c. 97) shall have effect as if the court had, as an alternative to imposing a fine, the power to award imprisonment for a period not exceeding 51 weeks;

(b)section 5(2) of the Regulation of Railways Act 1889 (power to arrest passenger who fails to produce ticket and refuses to give his name and address) shall have effect as if after the word “refuses” there were inserted the words “or fails”.

(3)In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 281(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the reference in subsection (2)(a) to 51 weeks shall be read as a reference to one month.

(4)In this paragraph, “Crossrail undertaker” means a person who, under section 39, is the nominated undertaker for any purpose of section 1(1), so far as relating to Crossrail.

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