Equal Status Act, 2000

Regulations relating to station equipment.

18.—(1) The Minister may, with the agreement of the Minister for Public Enterprise, make regulations requiring operators of bus and rail stations to provide facilities at those stations so that they are readily accessible to and usable by persons with a disability.

(2) In subsection (1) “stations” does not include any premises at those stations that are not normally used by bus or rail passengers.

(3) Regulations under this section may be of general application or may be made in respect of any category of operator or station and may specify—

(a) the bus or rail stations of an operator, or the number or proportion of an operator's stations or any category thereof, to which the regulations apply,

(b) when the regulations come into effect in respect of an operator's stations or category of stations, and

(c) the terms and conditions to which an operator shall be subject in order for the Minister to ascertain whether the operator is complying with the regulations.