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Bus Services Act 2017

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20Rail replacement bus services

(1)In section 6 of the Transport Act 1985 (registration of local services), in subsection (1), after “(1A)” insert “or (1D)”.

(2)After subsection (1C) of that section insert—

(1D)A service falls within this subsection if—

(a)it has one or more stopping places in England, and

(b)it is provided under an agreement entered into, where a railway service has been temporarily interrupted, with the person who usually provides the railway service.

(1E)Where a service is provided both inside and outside England, any part of the service which is provided outside England is to be treated as a separate service for the purposes of subsection (1D) if there is any stopping place for that part of the service outside England.

(3)In section 179 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (London local services), for subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The following are not London local services for the purposes of this Act—

(a)a service provided in pursuance of an agreement with the Secretary of State entered into under section 40 of the Railways Act 2005 (substitution services provided for interrupted or discontinued railway services);

(b)a service provided under an agreement entered into, where a railway service has been temporarily interrupted, with the person who usually provides the railway service.

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