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SCHEDULEAMENDMENTS TO THE RAILWAYS ACTS 1993 AND 2005

PART 2AMENDMENTS TO THE RAILWAYS ACT 2005

47.—(1) Section 30 (proposal by funding authority to close station)(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (8)(b) after “the Secretary of State” insert “, subject to subsection (9)”.

(3) After subsection (8) insert—

(9) The Welsh Ministers, rather than the Secretary of State, are “the national authority” in relation to a proposal relating to a station, or part of a station, that—

(a)is wholly in Wales, and

(b)is, when the proposal is made, a station to which subsection (10) applies or part of such a station.

(10) This subsection applies to a station at which the only scheduled calls made by any railway passenger service are those made by a railway passenger service provided under a Welsh franchise agreement or secured to any extent by the Welsh Ministers.

(1)

Section 30 was amended by the Office of Rail Regulation (Change of Name) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1682), Schedule 1 paragraph 3(i).