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SCHEDULE 20
 
  SRA BYE-LAWS
 
Introductory
     1. In this Schedule "bye-laws" means bye-laws under section 219.
 
 
Penalties
     2. Bye-laws may provide that any person contravening them is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of an amount not exceeding-
 
 
    (a) level 3 on the standard scale, or
 
    (b) such lower amount as is specified in the bye-laws,
       for each offence.
 
 
Confirmation
     3. Bye-laws shall not come into operation until they have been confirmed by the Secretary of State.
 
     4. - (1) Before making an application for the confirmation of any bye-laws the Authority shall consult the operators of the railway assets to which the bye-laws relate.
 
      (2) At least 28 days before making an application for the confirmation of any bye-laws the Authority shall publish in a manner approved by the Secretary of State a notice of-
 
 
    (a) its intention to apply for confirmation, and
 
    (b) the place at which, and time during which, a copy of the bye-laws will be open to public inspection.
      (3) Any person affected by any of the bye-laws is entitled to make representations about them to the Secretary of State within a period of not less than 28 days specified in the notice.
 
      (4) For at least 24 days before an application for confirmation of any bye-laws is made a copy of the bye-laws shall be kept-
 
 
    (a) at the principal office of the Authority,
 
    (b) at such of the stations designated for the purposes of this Schedule by the Authority as are affected by the bye-laws, and
 
    (c) at the principal offices of the operators of the railway assets to which the bye-laws relate.
      (5) The Authority shall supply (free of charge) one copy of the bye-laws to any person who applies for a copy or copies of them.
 
     5. - (1) The Secretary of State may confirm with or without modification, or may refuse to confirm, any bye-laws submitted for confirmation.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may fix a date for the coming into operation of any byelaws confirmed by him; but if he does not do so, they shall come into operation at the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day after that on which they are confirmed.
 
     6. - (1) Copies of bye-laws which have been confirmed shall be printed and a copy shall be kept-
 
 
    (a) at the principal office of the Authority,
 
    (b) at such of the stations designated for the purposes of this Schedule by the Authority as are affected by the bye-laws, and
 
    (c) at the principal offices of the operators of the railway assets to which the bye-laws relate.
      (2) The Authority shall supply (free of charge) one copy of the bye-laws to any person who applies for a copy or copies of them.
 
 
Evidence
     7. The production of a printed copy of bye-laws which have been confirmed and on which there is indorsed a certificate purporting to be signed by the chief executive of the Authority, or a person authorised by the Authority to act for him, stating-
 
 
    (a) that the bye-laws were made by the Authority,
 
    (b) that the copy is a true copy of the bye-laws,
 
    (c) that on a specified day the bye-laws were confirmed by the Secretary of State, and
 
    (d) the date when the bye-laws came into operation,
       shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated in the certificate.
 
 
Varying and revoking
     8. The power to make bye-laws includes power to vary or revoke bye-laws.
 
 
Stations
     9. Before designating a station for the purposes of this Schedule the Authority shall consult the operator of the station and the operators of trains which stop at the station.
 
     10. For the purposes of this Schedule a station is affected by any bye-laws if-
 
 
    (a) the bye-laws apply to the station,
 
    (b) the station serves any network to which they apply, or
 
    (c) trains to which they apply stop at the station.
 
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