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Deregulation Act 2015

Consequential amendments

673.Paragraphs 1 to 7 set out provisions which are consequential on the changes made to section 10 of the Transport Act 1968 in section 49. In particular:-

  • paragraph 2(4), in effect, removes the 25 mile distance limit from inhibiting a PTE in England from letting locomotives and other rolling stock on hire to a non franchisee, for use outside the area of the PTE; and

  • paragraph 5 provides that the expression “railway”, for the purposes of the changes to the Transport Act 1968, has the same meaning as in section 67(1) of the Transport and Works Act 1992. (The Railways Act 1993 also adopts this definition).

674.Paragraphs 1 to 5 form part of the law of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Paragraph 6 forms part of the law of England and Wales and Scotland only. Paragraph 7 forms part of the law of England and Wales only. However, all these paragraphs only affect PTEs which are in England. They will come into force on a day to be appointed by the Secretary of State in a commencement order.

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