Transport Act 1958

General duties of the Board.

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7. (1) It shall be the general duty of the Board to provide reasonable, efficient and economical transport services with due regard to safety of operation, the encouragement of national economic development and the maintenance of reasonable conditions of employment for its employees.

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(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as imposing on the Board, either directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court to which it would not otherwise be subject.

Annotations:

Amendments:

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Repealed (28.07.1964) by Transport Act 1964 (30/1964), s. 16 and sch. 1, commenced on enactment.

Modifications (not altering text):

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Provision of services by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann confirmed (1.12.2009) by Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008 (15/2008), s. 52(1)(a) and (b), S.I. No. 458 of 2009, as substituted (1.01.2014) by Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013), s. 74, S.I. No. 524 of 2013.

Direct award public service contracts.

52.— [(1) Save where—

(a) a licence is granted by the Minister under the Road Transport Act 1932 ,

(b) a licence is granted by the Authority under Part 2 of the Act of 2009,

(c) the Authority has entered into a public transport service contract with a public transport operator, or

(d) otherwise provided by law—

(i) Dublin Bus has an exclusive right to continue to provide the public bus services that it provides in accordance with the provisions of section 7 of the Act of 1958 and section 8 of the Act of 1986 within the city of Dublin and the counties of Fingal, South Dublin and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and contiguous areas, and

(ii) Bus Éireann has an exclusive right to continue to provide the public bus services that it provides in accordance with section 7 of the Act of 1958 and section 8 of the Act of 1986 except in so far as such services are provided by Dublin Bus under subparagraph (i),

and those services shall be set out in the public service contracts entered into under subsection (3)(a). ]

Editorial Notes:

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Previous affecting provision: power to designate services prospectively prescribed by Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008 (15/2008), s. 54(1), S.I. No. 458 of 2009; repealed (1.12.2009) by Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (37/2009), s. 29(1)(j), S.I. No. 466 of 2009.