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The Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000

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3.—(1) These Regulations apply to public service vehicles of the types described respectively in paragraphs (2) to (7) (a “regulated public service vehicle”) in the manner and to the extent set out in this Part.

(2) A single-deck bus which weighs more than 7.5 tonnes and is in use on or after 31st December 2000 shall require a certificate referred to in paragraph (8) relating to Schedules 1 and 2, except that a single-deck bus which—

(a)is first used before that date; or

(b)is manufactured before 1st October 2000,

shall not require any certificate relating to Schedules 1 and 2 until 1st January 2016.

(3) A single-deck bus which weighs 7.5 tonnes or less and is in use on or after 31st December 2000 shall require a certificate referred to in paragraph (8) relating to Schedule 2, except that a single-deck bus which—

(a)is first used before that date; or

(b)is manufactured before 1st October 2000,

shall not require a certificate relating to Schedule 2 until 1st January 2015.

(4) Without prejudice to paragraph (3), a single-deck bus which weighs 7.5 tonnes or less and is in use on or after 1st January 2005 shall require a certificate referred to in paragraph (8) relating to Schedule 1, except that a single-deck bus which—

(a)is first used before that date; or

(b)is manufactured before 1st October 2004,

shall not require a certificate relating to Schedule 1 until 1st January 2015.

(5) A double-deck bus which is in use on or after 31st December 2000 shall require a certificate referred to in paragraph (8) relating to Schedules 1 and 2, except that a double-deck bus which—

(a)is first used before that date; or

(b)is manufactured before 1st October 2000,

shall not require any certificate relating to Schedules 1 and 2 until 1st January 2017.

(6) A single-deck or double-deck coach which is in use on or after 31st December 2000 shall require a certificate referred to in paragraph (8) relating to Schedule 3, except that a single-deck or double-deck coach which—

(a)is first used before that date; or

(b)is manufactured before 1st October 2000,

shall not require a certificate relating to Schedule 3 until 1st January 2020.

(7) Without prejudice to paragraph (6), a single-deck or double-deck coach which is in use on or after 1st January 2005 shall require a certificate referred to in paragraph (8) relating to Schedule 1, except that a single-deck or double-deck coach which—

(a)is first used before that date; or

(b)is manufactured before 1st October 2004,

shall not require a certificate relating to Schedule 1 until 1st January 2020.

(8) The certificates referred to in paragraphs (2) to (7) are the certificates (and any other associated approval and declaration) issued in accordance with Parts III to VI and which, when so issued, signify the compliance and conformity of the vehicle concerned with the Schedules specified respectively in those paragraphs.

(9) In paragraphs (2) to (7)—

(a)“first used” is to be construed in accordance with regulation 2(2); and

(b)references to a vehicle being “used” or “in use” means the regulated public service vehicle is being used to provide either a local service or a scheduled service.

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