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The Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (Railways) Order 2018

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (Railways) Order 2018.

(2) The following provisions of this Order come into force 21 days after the day on which this Order is made—

(a)this article and articles 2 to 4;

(b)the following provisions of the Schedule—

(i)paragraphs 1 and 2;

(ii)paragraph 5, except the amendment in sub-paragraph (3)(a) to the definition of “appropriate designating authority” in section 23(3) of the Railways Act 1993(1) as it applies for the purposes of section 24 of that Act(2);

(iii)paragraphs 8 and 9;

(iv)paragraph 10(1), (2)(c) and (d) and (4);

(v)paragraph 12;

(vi)paragraphs 24 to 26;

(vii)paragraph 27, except so far as it inserts the definition of “Welsh protected railway company”;

(viii)paragraphs 29 and 30;

(ix)paragraph 32;

(x)paragraphs 34 to 41;

(xi)paragraph 44(1) and (2);

(xii)paragraph 49;

(xiii)paragraph 52(b)(ii);

(xiv)paragraphs 55(1), (3) and (4)(a) and 56;

(xv)paragraph 58(1) and (2)(a);

(xvi)paragraphs 61 to 66;

(xvii)paragraph 68.

(3) Except as provided by paragraph (2), this Order comes into force at 2.00 a.m. on 14th October 2018.

(4) The amendments made by the Schedule extend to England and Wales and Scotland only.

(1)

1993 c. 43; the definition of “appropriate designating authority” was inserted by the Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), Schedule 1, paragraph 13(4).

(2)

Section 24 was amended by the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c. 20), Schedule 2, paragraph 3; the Railways Act 2005 (c. 14), Schedule 1, paragraph 14 and Schedule 13, Part 1; and the Office of Rail Regulation (Change of Name) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1682), Schedule 1, paragraph 1(hh).

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