Explanatory Notes

Railway Policing (Scotland) Act 2017

2017 asp 4

1 August 2017

The Act

Functions which are no longer to be exercisable in Scotland

31.Sections 4 and 5 of the Act remove from the BTPA and constables of the BTP, in or as regards Scotland, the functions conferred by Part 3 of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003. These are the functions necessary to establish and maintain a police force for the policing of railways and railway property, and to enter into agreements with railway operators which determine how that policing is to be carried out and how much it is to cost, as well as functions of the BTP which allow it to police the railways in accordance with those agreements.