Railways (Road Motor Services) Act, 1927

Prohibition of withdrawal or discontinuance of services.

5.—(1) A railway company which has commenced to run a road motor service other than a road motor service being run tentatively under this Act shall not, so long as the running of such service either with or without modification is lawful under this Act, withdraw or discontinue such service without the permission of the Minister.

(2) A railway company which withdraws or discontinues (otherwise than for sufficient reasons beyond their control) a road motor service in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds for every day during which such contravention continues.

(3) A road motor service which is run for a particular part of every year shall not be deemed to be withdrawn or discontinued within the meaning of this section so long as it is run for the same or substantially the same part of every consecutive year.