Search Legislation

Bus Services Act 2017

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Status:

Point in time view latest with prospective.This version of this provision is prospective. Help about Status

Close

Status

The term provision is used to describe a definable element in a piece of legislation that has legislative effect – such as a Part, Chapter or section. A version of a provision is prospective either:

  1. where the provision (Part, Chapter or section) has never come into force or;
  2. where the text of the provision is subject to change, but no date has yet been appointed by the appropriate person or body for those changes to come into force.

Commencement Orders listed in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ box as not yet applied may bring this prospective version into force.

Note: Point in time prospective is the latest available view of the legislation that includes by default all the prospective changes that might come into force.

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Bus Services Act 2017, Section 17. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

17Information for bus passengersE+W+S

(1)After section 181 of the Equality Act 2010 insert—

CHAPTER 2AE+W+SBus services

181AInformation for bus passengers

(1)The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of facilitating travel by disabled persons, make regulations requiring operators of local services to make available information about a local service to persons travelling on the service.

(2)The regulations may make provision about—

(a)the descriptions of information that are to be made available;

(b)how information is to be made available.

(3)The regulations may, in particular, require an operator of a local service to make available information of a prescribed description about—

(a)the name or other designation of the local service;

(b)the direction of travel;

(c)stopping places;

(d)diversions;

(e)connecting local services.

(4)The regulations may, in particular—

(a)specify when information of a prescribed description is to be made available;

(b)specify how information of a prescribed description is to be made available, including requiring information to be both announced and displayed;

(c)specify standards for the provision of information, including standards based on an announcement being audible or a display being visible to a person of a prescribed description in a prescribed location;

(d)specify forms of communication that are not to be regarded as satisfying a requirement to make information available.

(5)Regulations under this section may make different provision—

(a)as respects different descriptions of vehicle;

(b)as respects the same description of vehicle in different circumstances.

(6)Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult—

(a)the Welsh Ministers;

(b)the Scottish Ministers.

181BExemptions etc

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for securing that the provisions of regulations under section 181A do not apply or apply subject to such modifications or exceptions as the regulations may specify to—

(a)public service vehicles of a prescribed description;

(b)operators of a prescribed description;

(c)local services of a prescribed description.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1)(b) may, in particular, make provision by reference to an operator's size.

(3)Regulations under this section may also make provision for securing that the provisions of regulations under section 181A do not apply or apply subject to such modifications or exceptions as the regulations may specify to—

(a)a prescribed public service vehicle;

(b)public service vehicles of a prescribed operator;

(c)a prescribed local service.

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) or (3) may make the provision subject to such restrictions and conditions as are specified in the regulations.

(5)Regulations under subsection (1) or (3) may specify the period for which provisions of those regulations are to have effect.

(6)Regulations under subsection (1) may make different provision for different areas.

(7)Section 207(2) does not require regulations under this section that apply only to—

(a)a prescribed public service vehicle,

(b)public service vehicles of a prescribed operator, or

(c)a prescribed local service,

to be made by statutory instrument; but such regulations are as capable of being amended or revoked as regulations made by statutory instrument.

(8)Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult—

(a)the Welsh Ministers;

(b)the Scottish Ministers.

181CGuidance

(1)The Secretary of State must issue guidance about the duties imposed on operators of local services by regulations under section 181A.

(2)The Secretary of State—

(a)must review the guidance issued under subsection (1), at intervals not exceeding five years, and

(b)may revise it.

(3)Before issuing the guidance or revising it in a way which would, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, result in a substantial change to it, the Secretary of State must consult—

(a)the Welsh Ministers,

(b)the Scottish Ministers,

(c)the Passengers' Council,

(d)such organisations representing disabled persons, including the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee and the committee established under section 72 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001, as the Secretary of State thinks fit,

(e)such organisations representing operators of local services as the Secretary of State thinks fit, and

(f)such other persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(4)The Secretary of State must arrange for any guidance issued or revised under this section to be published in a way the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

181DInterpretation

(1)In this Chapter—

  • local service” has the same meaning as in the Transport Act 1985;

  • public service vehicle” means a vehicle that is a public service vehicle for the purposes of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;

  • stopping place” has the same meaning as in the Transport Act 1985.

(2)For the purposes of this Chapter, a local service (“service A”) is a connecting local service in relation to another local service (“service B”) if service A has a stopping place at, or in the vicinity of, a stopping place of service B.

(3)References in this Chapter to the operator of a passenger transport service of any description are to be construed in accordance with section 137(7) of the Transport Act 1985.

(2)In section 207 of that Act (exercise of power to make orders and regulations), in subsection (5), after “174(4)” insert “ , 181A(5), 181B(6) ”.

(3)In section 208 of that Act (procedure for orders and regulations), in subsection (5) (statutory instruments subject to affirmative procedure), after paragraph (f) insert—

(fa)regulations under section 181A or 181B (information for bus passengers);.

(4)In section 26 of the Transport Act 1985 (conditions attached to PSV operators' licence), in subsection (1), after paragraph (bb) insert—

(bc)the operator has failed to comply with a requirement of regulations made under section 181A of the Equality Act 2010;.

(5)In section 155 of the Transport Act 2000 (sanctions), after subsection (1ZD) (inserted by Schedule 4), insert—

(1ZE)Where a traffic commissioner is satisfied that the operator of a local service has, without reasonable excuse, failed to comply with a requirement of regulations made under section 181A of the Equality Act 2010, the traffic commissioner may make one or more orders under subsection (1A)(a) or (d).

(6)In section 39 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (penalties), in subsection (1)—

(a)omit the “or” following paragraph (b);

(b)after paragraph (c) insert ; or

(d)failed to comply with a requirement of regulations made under section 181A of the Equality Act 2010,.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Latest with prospective:Latest with prospective is the latest available (revised) version of the legislation but includes the prospective versions of individual provisions where they exist. This point in time view of the legislation becomes available after clicking a prospective version of a provision via Advanced Features > Show Timeline of Changes.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources