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The Cross-border Railway Services (Working Time) Regulations 2008

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4.—(1) Where there is only one driver and the driver’s scheduled daily working time is six or more hours the driver is entitled to a break, but this paragraph and paragraphs (2) to (4) are subject to paragraphs (5) to (7).

(2) The minimum length of the scheduled break must be 30 minutes, but this is subject to paragraph (3).

(3) In the case of a driver whose daily scheduled working time is more than eight hours the minimum length of the scheduled break must be 45 minutes.

(4) At least 15 minutes of the break must be scheduled to be between the third and sixth hour of the working time.

(5) If a train service is delayed the time and duration of a driver’s entitlement to a break under this regulation may be adapted during the working day.

(6) If possible under the timetable for the train service the total time of the adapted break entitlement must be at least equal to the minimum scheduled break entitlement under the relevant paragraph of this regulation.

(7) The time and duration of the break entitlement must be sufficient to ensure the effective recuperation of the worker.

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