Circumstances in which no period applies
8.—(1) In respect of an application to which this Part applies, in the circumstances described in paragraph (2)—
(a)section 6(3) of the 1985 Act, where it applies, has effect as if paragraph (a) and the words “if longer,” at the beginning of paragraph (b) of that subsection were omitted; and
(b)section 6(8) of the 1985 Act, where it applies, has effect as if paragraph (a) and the words “if later,” at the beginning of paragraph (b) of that subsection were omitted.
(2) The circumstances are—
(a)where the application is in respect of a service for the carriage of passengers by road that is provided as an alternative to the whole or a part of a railway passenger service that has been discontinued, reduced or modified (whether temporarily or permanently);
(b)where the application is to vary a registration only to enable the operator of the service to comply with a traffic regulation condition(1) or any other provision made by or under an enactment prohibiting or restricting the use of any road by vehicular traffic;
(c)where the application is to vary a registration only in respect of a change in the operator’s address.
(3) For the purposes of this regulation—
“railway passenger service” means any service for the carriage of passengers by railway; and
“railway” has the meaning given in section 67(1) of the Transport and Works Act 1992(2).
The term “traffic regulation conditions” is defined in section 7(1) of the Transport Act 1985. Section 7(1) was amended by section 50(1) and (2) of the Local Transport Act 2008.