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The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005

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General duties of the Rail Passengers' Council

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17.—(1) Subsection (5) of section 76 of the 1993 Act(1) (general duties of the Rail Passengers' Council) has effect in relation to holders of European licences and to SNRPs as if—

(a)the reference to the holder of a passenger licence included a reference to the holder of a European licence which authorises the carriage of passengers by railway;

(b)the reference to any condition of the licence included a reference to any condition of a SNRP held by the holder of the European licence;

(c)the reference to the Secretary of State, in the second and third places where it occurs, included a reference to the ORR; and

(d)the reference to the Secretary of State exercising such of his powers as he considers appropriate included a reference to the ORR exercising such of its powers as it considers appropriate.

(2) In paragraph (1), the expression “European licence” includes a licence granted pursuant to any action taken by an EEA State for the purpose of implementing the 1995 Directive.

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Section 76(5) was amended by the Transport Act 2000, Schedule 22, Part 1, paragraphs 1 and 8, and Schedule 17, Part 2, paragraphs 17 and 20, and the Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), Schedule 1, paragraph 32.

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