1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail System) (London Underground Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines S7 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2012 and comes into force on 13th February 2012.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see above.

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

(1)    In this Order—

“Circle Line” means the London Underground route between Hammersmith and Edgware Road stations, via Liverpool Street station;

“District Line” means the London Underground route between Ealing Broadway, Richmond, Wimbledon, Kensington (Olympia), Edgware Road and Upminster stations;

“exempt vehicle” means a rail vehicle of the type known as Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines Tube Stock (S7) and with a number in the series 21301 to 21566, 22301 to 22566, 24301 to 24566, an even number in the series 23388 to 23566, or an even number in the series 25302 to 25386;

“Hammersmith & City Line” means the London Underground route between Hammersmith and Barking stations, via Paddington station;

“wheelchair space vehicle” means a rail vehicle of the type known as Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines Tube Stock (S7) and with a number in the series 24301 to 24566;

“step-free access” means access to a station platform from an entrance of that station without the use of stairs or escalators.

(2)    In this Order, a reference to a numbered paragraph is a reference to that paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2010.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

3 Exemptions relating to facilities for disabled persons

3Exemptions relating to facilities for disabled persons

Subject to articles 5 and 6, an exempt vehicle is authorised to be used for carriage on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines even it does not conform with, or if it is used in a manner that does not conform with the requirements of—

(a)    paragraph 3(5)(b) (audible warning before door closes), but only in respect of the period of time for which the distinct sound must be emitted before the door starts to close;

(b)    paragraph 4(2) (illumination of control devices for doors), but only in respect of the period of time between the control device ceasing to be illuminated and the door starting to close;

(c)    paragraph 11(5) (passenger information when vehicle is stationary at a station), but only in so far as it applies to the systems inside the vehicle.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

4 Exemptions relating to facilities for disabled persons in wheelchairs

4Exemptions relating to facilities for disabled persons in wheelchairs

Subject to article 6, a wheelchair space vehicle is authorised to be used for carriage on the London Underground, even if it is used in a manner that does not conform with paragraph 1(1) (the boarding device requirement), but only insofar as the vehicle is stationary at a station platform at Turnham Green, or at a station platform named in tables 1, 2 or 3 of Schedule 1.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

5 Conditions

5Conditions

(1)    The exemption in relation to the requirement set out in paragraph 3(5)(b) only applies if the audible warning device emits a distinct sound which is different from that emitted when the doors are opening and which commences at least 1.75 seconds before the doors start to close.

(2)    The exemption in relation to the requirement set out in paragraph 4(2) only applies if the illumination of each control device ceases not less than 1.75 seconds before the doors start to close.

(3)    The exemption in relation to the requirement set out in paragraph 11(5) only applies to a vehicle that is stationary at a station named in Schedule 2, at a platform indicated against its name, and travelling in the direction also indicated against its name, and only if—

(a)    whilst the vehicle is stationary at a station named in that Schedule, the systems inside the vehicle are used to announce which line the vehicle is travelling on and at least one of the following items of information—

(i)    the destination of the vehicle;

(ii)    the next stop;

(b)    where no announcement is made at a station as to the destination of a vehicle or its next stop, that information is provided after leaving the station and before the vehicle stops at the next station.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

6 Expiry

6Expiry

(1)    The exemption from paragraph 1(1) expires—

(a)    in relation to a station platform named in table 1 in Schedule 1, at the end of 31st December 2017;

(b)    in relation to a station platform named in table 2 in Schedule 1, when step-free access is provided to that station platform;

(c)    in relation to station platform 4 at Turnham Green, either—

(i)    when step-free access is provided to that station platform, or

(ii)    when that platform can be accessed, without the use of stairs or escalators, from a vehicle which meets the requirements of paragraph 1(1), and which is stationary at a station platform on the Piccadilly Line at Turnham Green,

(iii)    whichever is sooner.

(2)    The exemptions from the requirements set out in paragraphs 3(5)(b), 4(2) and 11(5) expire at the end of 31st December 2016.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Norman Baker

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

12th January 2012

SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 Articles 4 and 6(1)
Table 1 Station platforms at which the exemption from paragraph 1(1) will apply until the end of 31st December 2017
StationPlatform
Ealing Broadway7
Ealing Broadway8
Ealing Broadway9
Table 2 Station platforms at which the exemption from paragraph 1(1) will apply until there is step-free access
StationPlatform
Bayswater1
Bayswater2
Becontree1
Becontree2
Bromley-by-Bow1
Bromley-by-Bow2
Dagenham East1
Gloucester Road1
Goldhawk Road1
High Street Kensington1
Hornchurch1
Hornchurch2
Ladbroke Grove1
Ladbroke Grove2
Latimer Road1
Latimer Road2
Notting Hill Gate1
Plaistow1
Putney Bridge1
Shepherd's Bush Market1
Shepherd's Bush Market2
Stepney Green1
Stepney Green2
Upminster Bridge1
Upminster Bridge2
Upton Park1
Westbourne Park1
Westbourne Park2
Table 3 Other station platforms at which the exemption from paragraph 1(1) will apply
StationPlatform
Acton Town1
Acton Town2
Acton Town3
Acton Town4
Aldgate1
Aldgate2
Aldgate3
Aldgate4
Baker Street1
Baker Street2
Baker Street3
Baker Street4
Baker Street5
Bow Road1
Bow Road2
Cannon Street1
Cannon Street2
Chiswick Park1
Chiswick Park2
Ealing Common1
Ealing Common2
East Putney1
East Putney2
Edgware Road (Hammersmith & City Line)1
Edgware Road (Hammersmith & City Line)2
Edgware Road (Hammersmith & City Line)3
Edgware Road (Hammersmith & City Line)4
Farringdon1
Farringdon2
Fulham Broadway1
Fulham Broadway2
Great Portland Street1
Great Portland Street2
Gunnersbury1
Gunnersbury2
Hammersmith (District Line)2
Hammersmith (District Line)3
Kensington Olympia1
Kew Gardens2
Mansion House1
Mansion House3
Monument1
Monument3
Notting Hill Gate2
Paddington (Circle Line)1
Plaistow2
Plaistow3
Putney Bridge3
Ravenscourt Park1
Ravenscourt Park2
Ravenscourt Park3
Ravenscourt Park4
Sloane Square1
Sloane Square2
St James's Park1
St James's Park2
Stamford Brook1
Stamford Brook2
Stamford Brook3
Temple1
Temple2
Tower Hill1
Tower Hill2
Tower Hill3
Turnham Green2
Turnham Green3
Upton Park2
Victoria1
Victoria2
West Brompton1
Westminster1
Westminster2
Wimbledon Park1
Wimbledon Park2
Wood Lane1
Wood Lane2
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Article 5(3)
Station platforms at which the exemption from paragraph 11(5) will apply
StationPlatformDirection of travel
Aldgate1Southbound and clockwise
Aldgate4Northbound and anti-clockwise
Aldgate East2Eastbound
Baker Street5Eastbound and clockwise
Barbican1Southbound and clockwise
Barbican2Northbound and anti-clockwise
Barking1aEastbound
Barking2Eastbound
Barking6Westbound
Barons Court1Westbound
Barons Court4Eastbound
Bayswater1Anti-clockwise
Bayswater2Clockwise
Becontree1Westbound
Becontree2Eastbound
Blackfriars1Westbound and clockwise
Blackfriars2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Bow Road1Westbound
Bow Road2Eastbound
Bromley-by-Bow1Westbound
Bromley-by-Bow2Eastbound
Cannon Street1Westbound and clockwise
Cannon Street2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Chiswick Park1Westbound
Chiswick Park2Eastbound
Dagenham East1Westbound
Dagenham East2Eastbound
Dagenham Heathway1Westbound
Dagenham Heathway2Eastbound
Ealing Common2Eastbound
East Ham1Westbound
East Ham2Eastbound
East Putney1Eastbound
East Putney2Westbound
Edgware Road (Hammersmith & City Line)1Eastbound and clockwise
Elm Park1Westbound
Elm Park2Eastbound
Embankment1Westbound and clockwise
Embankment2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Euston Square1Northbound and anti-clockwise
Euston Square2Southbound and clockwise
Farringdon1Southbound and clockwise
Farringdon2Northbound and anti-clockwise
Fulham Broadway1Westbound
Fulham Broadway2Eastbound
Gloucester Road3Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Goldhawk Road1Eastbound and clockwise
Goldhawk Road2Westbound and anti-clockwise
Great Portland Street1Northbound and anti-clockwise
Great Portland Street2Southbound and clockwise
Gunnersbury1Southbound
Gunnersbury2Northbound
Hammersmith (District Line)3Eastbound
Hammersmith (District Line)4Eastbound
High Street Kensington2Clockwise
Hornchurch1Westbound
Hornchurch2Eastbound
Kew Gardens1Southbound
Kew Gardens2Northbound
King's Cross1Northbound and anti-clockwise
King's Cross2Southbound and clockwise
Ladbroke Grove1Eastbound and clockwise
Ladbroke Grove2Westbound and anti-clockwise
Latimer Road1Eastbound and clockwise
Latimer Road2Westbound and anti-clockwise
Liverpool Street2Northbound and anti-clockwise
Mansion House1Westbound and clockwise
Mansion House3Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Mile End2Westbound
Mile End3Eastbound
Monument1Westbound and clockwise
Monument3Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Moorgate1Southbound and clockwise
Moorgate2Northbound and anti-clockwise
Notting Hill Gate1Anti-clockwise
Notting Hill Gate2Clockwise
Paddington (Circle Line)1Anti-clockwise
Paddington (Circle Line)2Clockwise
Paddington (Hammersmith & City Line)15Westbound and anti-clockwise
Paddington (Hammersmith & City Line)16Eastbound and clockwise
Parsons Green1Westbound
Parsons Green2Eastbound
Plaistow1Westbound
Plaistow2Eastbound
Putney Bridge1Eastbound
Putney Bridge3Westbound
Ravenscourt Park1 and 2Westbound
Ravenscourt Park3 and 4Eastbound
Royal Oak1Westbound and anti-clockwise
Royal Oak2Eastbound and clockwise
Shepherd's Bush Market1Eastbound and clockwise
Shepherd's Bush Market2Westbound and anti-clockwise
Sloane Square1Westbound and clockwise
Sloane Square2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
South Kensington1Westbound and clockwise
South Kensington2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Southfields1Eastbound
Southfields2Westbound
St James's Park1Westbound and clockwise
St James's Park2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Stamford Brook1 and 2Westbound
Stamford Brook3Eastbound
Stepney Green1Westbound
Stepney Green2Eastbound
Temple1Westbound and clockwise
Temple2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Tower Hill1Westbound and clockwise
Upminster Bridge1Westbound
Upminster Bridge2Eastbound
Upney1Westbound
Upney2Eastbound
Upton Park1Westbound
Upton Park2Eastbound
Victoria1Westbound and clockwise
Victoria2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
West Brompton1Westbound
West Brompton2Eastbound
West Ham1Westbound
West Ham2Eastbound
West Kensington1Westbound
West Kensington2Eastbound
Westbourne Park1Westbound and anti-clockwise
Westbourne Park2Eastbound and clockwise
Westminster1Westbound and clockwise
Westminster2Eastbound and anti-clockwise
Whitechapel1Eastbound
Whitechapel2Westbound
Wimbledon Park1Eastbound
Wimbledon Park2Westbound
Wood Lane1Eastbound and clockwise
Wood Lane2Westbound and anti-clockwise
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see art 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order exempts certain rail vehicles of the type S7 from the specified requirements of the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2010 where the vehicles are used on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines or at specified station platforms on these Lines.

The Order exempts the vehicles (articles 3 and 4) from requirements relating to:

(a)    the length of the audible warning of doors closing;

(b)    the period of time between when the door control device ceases to be illuminated and when the door starts to close;

(c)    the information provided to passengers inside the passenger saloons whilst stationary at the stations and platforms listed in Schedule 2;

(d)    fitting a boarding device to open doorways of vehicles which are required to contain wheelchair spaces (“wheelchair space vehicles”), when these have stopped at certain platforms listed in Schedule 1.

The exemptions are subject to conditions (article 5).

The exemption from the requirement to fit a boarding device to the doorways of wheelchair space vehicles when such vehicles stop at certain station platforms is also time limited (article 6). Specifically, this exemption extends to:

(a)    31st December 2017 (in relation to vehicles stopping at the station platforms listed in table 1, Schedule 1);

(b)    such time as there is step-free access to the station platform from a station exit, (in relation to vehicles stopping at the station platforms listed in table 2, Schedule 1); and

(c)    in relation to platform 4 at Turnham Green, such time as there is either such step free access to that platform, or there is step-free access to that platform from a wheelchair accessible vehicle on the Piccadilly line at the same station.

In respect of vehicles stopping at the station platforms listed in Table 3 Schedule 1, this exemption is without limitation of time but the Secretary of State may revoke this exemption by Order.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the costs of business, the public sector, third sector organisations, regulators or consumers is foreseen. An Explanatory Memorandum is available alongside the instrument on the website www.legislation.gov.uk.