1 Citation

This Order may be cited as the Railways Act 2005 (Commencement No 8) Order 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 16 January 2007: (no specific commencement provision).

2 Commencement

2Commencement

(1)    The provisions of the Railways Act 2005 specified in paragraph (2) shall come into force on 29th January 2007.

(2)    Those provisions are—

(a)    section 3 to the extent that it is not already in force;

(b)    section 4;

(c)    section 59(6) in so far as it relates to the provisions of Schedule 13 brought into force by this Order;

(d)    Schedule 4; and

(e)    in Part 1 of Schedule 13—

(i)    the entry relating to Schedule 4A of the Railways Act 1993 to the extent that it is not already in force; and

(ii)    the entry relating to paragraph 11 of Schedule 28 to the Transport Act 2000.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 16 January 2007: (no specific commencement provision).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Tom Harris

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

16th January 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force provisions of the Railways Act 2005 (the “Act”) on 29th January 2007.

Article 2(2)(a) brings into force those provisions of section 3 of the Act which are not already in force. These provisions insert an additional general duty, under new section 4(5C) and (5D) of the Railways Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”) requiring the Office of Rail Regulation (“ORR”) to have regard to securing value for money in considering anything affecting the interests of railway service users and providers.

Article 2(2)(b) and (d) bring into force section 4 and Schedule 4 of the Act which amend Schedule 4A of the 1993 Act. Schedule 4 establishes the process for conducting the review including in particular how the Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers make inputs at various stages.

Article 2(2)(c) and (e) bring into force certain provisions in Schedule 13 (repeals) of the Act relating to access charge reviews.