2Amendment of Order
(1) The Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) Order 2002 is amended as follows.
(2) In article 3 (eligible services) in paragraph (1), for “A service is an eligible service” substitute “Subject to article 4, a service is an eligible service”.
(3) After article 3 insert the following article—
(1) A service is not an eligible service under section 146 of the Transport Act 2000 if—
(a) more than half of the accommodation on the vehicle by means of which the service is provided can be reserved by members of the general public in advance of travel;
(b) it is intended to operate for less than six consecutive weeks;
(c) it is operated primarily for the purposes of tourism or because of the historical interest of the vehicle;
(d) it is a bus substitution service; or
(e) the fare for the service includes a special amenity element.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d) “bus substitution service” means a service for the carriage of passengers by road provided temporarily in place of the whole or a part of any service for the carriage of passengers by railway that has been temporarily discontinued, reduced or modified.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2) “railway” has the meaning described as the “wider meaning” in section 81(2) of the Railways Act 1993.
(4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(e) a fare is to be regarded as including a special amenity element if it is significantly high in relation to the general level of fares for comparable journeys.”
Specified date: 1 April 2009: see art 1(1).
This Order applies to England only: see art 1(2).