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The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Franchising Schemes Transitional Provisions and Amendments) (England) Regulations 2018

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 1985 Act” means the Transport Act 1985(1);

“the 2000 Act” means the Transport Act 2000;

“the 1986 Regulations” means the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) Regulations 1986(2);

“the 2009 Regulations” means the Public Service Vehicles (Registration Restrictions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009(3);

“cut-off date” means the date that is 70 days before the latest date;

“excepted service” means a local service which is excepted from regulation arising because of a franchising scheme(4) by any provision of that scheme that is made under section 123H(5) of the 2000 Act;

“exempt service” means a service using a vehicle under a permit granted under section 22 of the 1985 Act (community bus permits);

“expansion notice” means a notice of a decision to vary a franchising scheme pursuant to section 123M(1) of the 2000 Act (variation of scheme) by adding an area to the existing franchising scheme area;

“franchising scheme area” means the area to which a franchising scheme relates;

“latest date” means the latest date on which any area in which a service has a stopping place ceases to be part of a franchising scheme as a result of a variation of the scheme pursuant to section 123M(1) of the 2000 Act or as a result of a revocation of the scheme pursuant to section 123N(1)(revocation of a scheme) of that Act;

“registration” means the registration of the prescribed particulars of a service pursuant to section 6 of the 1985 Act;

“registration restrictions” means restrictions imposed under section 113D(1) or 114(3A) of the 2000 Act (advanced quality partnership schemes and quality partnership schemes);

“service” has the same meaning as in section 6(1) of the 1985 Act;

“traffic commissioner” means a commissioner appointed under section 4 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981(5); and

“transitional notice” means a notice published under regulation 4(2).

(2)

S.I. 1986/1671; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2004/10, 2009/443, 2009/3245 and 2013/1644.

(3)

S.I. 2009/443; amended by S.I. 2013/1644.

(4)

By virtue of section 162(1) of the Transport Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”), as amended by paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the Bus Services Act 2017, “franchising scheme” is to be construed in accordance with section 123A(3) of the 2000 Act, inserted by section 4 of the Bus Services Act 2017.

(5)

1981 c.14. Section 4 was substituted by section 3(2) of the Transport Act 1985. It was also amended by sections 2(1) to (6) and 3(2)(a) of the Local Transport Act 2008 (c.26).

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