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Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017
Current version for 13 December 2019 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 10:50)
Part 5 Division 3
Division 3 Additional conduct offences relating to buses, ferries, trains and railway premises
64   No unauthorised commercial activities
(1)  A person must not carry on a commercial activity on any bus, ferry or train or public area except with the written permission of the bus, ferry or railway operator concerned.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(2)  For the purposes of this clause, a commercial activity means any one or more of the following—
(a)  the sale or hire (or the offer for sale or hire) of any thing to a person who is present on the bus, ferry or train or in the public area concerned,
(b)  the touting or soliciting for custom, hire or employment if it is directed at one or more persons who are present on the bus, ferry or train or in the public area concerned,
(c)  the distribution of handbills to any person,
(d)  the soliciting of money (whether by way of busking or otherwise) from any person who is present on the bus, ferry or train or in the public area concerned.
65   Entry to and exit from buses, ferries, trains and railway premises
A passenger must not, without reasonable excuse—
(a)  enter or leave a ferry except at a place designated by the ferry operator for passengers to enter or leave the ferry, or
(b)  enter or leave a train operated on a railway other than a light rail system—except at a place designated by the rail transport operator of the railway for persons to enter or leave the train, or
(c)  enter or leave a train operated on a railway that is a light rail system—except at the side of the train adjoining the light rail stop designated by the rail transport operator for persons to enter or leave the train, or
(d)  enter or leave a bus, ferry or train—
(i)  while the bus, ferry or train is in motion, or
(ii)  through a window, or
(e)  enter or leave a station, platform or other work or premises connected with a railway otherwise than by a place designated by the rail transport operator of the railway for entry or exit.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
66   Limited stop buses, ferries and trains
(1)  A passenger must not, without the permission of an authorised officer—
(a)  board a bus at a bus stop at which the bus is not scheduled to pick up passengers, or
(b)  board a ferry used for a regular ferry service or a long-distance ferry service at a ferry wharf at which the ferry is not scheduled to pick up passengers, or
(c)  board a train at a station at which the train is not scheduled to pick up passengers.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(2)  A passenger must not, without the permission of an authorised officer—
(a)  leave a bus at a bus stop at which the bus is not scheduled to set down passengers, or
(b)  leave a ferry used for a regular ferry service or a long-distance ferry service at a ferry wharf at which the ferry is not scheduled to set down passengers, or
(c)  leave a train at a station at which the train is not scheduled to set down passengers.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
67   No travel allowed on certain parts of bus, ferry or train
(1)  A passenger must not, without reasonable excuse, travel on any portion of a bus, ferry or train not intended for the conveyance of passengers.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(2)  Without limiting subclause (1)—
(a)  the portions of a bus not intended for the conveyance of passengers include the roof, steps and footboard and the stairs of a double-decker bus, and
(b)  the portions of a train not intended for the conveyance of passengers include the engine or locomotive, the roof, steps and footboard and the stairs of a double-decker train.
(3)  A passenger must not stand on the top deck of a double-decker bus otherwise than in the course of entering or exiting the top deck.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(4)  A passenger must not sit or stand on the side rails of a ferry (whether or not the ferry is moving).
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(5)  A person who is on a train must not, without reasonable excuse—
(a)  protrude any part of the person’s body from an open door or window of the train, or
(b)  touch any building, structure or other object outside the train with any part of the person’s body or with an object.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
68   No entry to driver’s compartment of bus, ferry or train or crew compartment of ferry or train
(1)  A passenger must not enter the driver’s compartment of a bus, ferry or train.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(2)  A passenger must not—
(a)  enter the crew compartment of a ferry without the permission of the driver of the ferry or an authorised officer, or
(b)  remain in the crew compartment of a ferry after having been requested to leave the compartment by the driver of the ferry or an authorised officer.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(3)  A passenger must not—
(a)  enter any crew compartment of a train without the permission of an authorised officer, or
(b)  remain in the crew compartment of a train after having been requested to leave the compartment by an authorised officer.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
68A   No hindering or distracting of bus driver
A passenger on a bus must not—
(a)  hinder the driver of the bus in the exercise of the driver’s functions, or
(b)  distract the driver of the bus in a manner that is likely to affect the driving of the bus.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
68B   No interference with equipment on buses, ferries or trains
(1)  A passenger must not, without reasonable excuse—
(a)  interfere with any equipment attached to or forming part of a bus, ferry or train, or
(b)  interfere with any part of a security camera system or duress alarm system fitted to a bus in accordance with clause 82 or cause or permit any such interference, or
(c)  block a bus door or train door, or
(d)  open a locked bus door or train door at any time, or
(e)  open an unlocked bus door while the bus is in motion, or
(f)  open an unlocked train door (other than an internal door or a door between carriages) while the train is moving, or
(g)  in any way interfere with an automatically operated bus door or train door, or
(h)  use the public address or other communications system of a ferry.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse, do any of the following—
(a)  use the public address system of a train or on a station or at a light rail stop,
(b)  use any other communications system or information system of a train or on a station or at a light rail stop or on any other part of the infrastructure of a railway, or any emergency help point for passengers, for a purpose other than the purpose for which it is provided,
(c)  apply or release any brake on a train,
(d)  use or interfere with any emergency or safety equipment on a station or at a light rail stop or on any other part of the infrastructure of a railway,
(e)  operate or otherwise interfere with any electrical or mechanical apparatus or device that is on railway premises or is attached to, or forms part of, any train,
(f)  throw any article or thing at or towards, or otherwise interfere with, any electricity supply line or any electrical or mechanical apparatus on railway premises.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.
(3)  In this clause, emergency or safety equipment includes closed circuit television cameras, emergency help points for passengers, emergency breakdown equipment, alarms, stretchers, fire extinguishers and the like.
68C   Persons not to hinder use of ferry facilities or facilities in public areas
(1)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse—
(a)  obstruct any ferry facility or facility in a public area, or
(b)  hinder (whether by obstruction or by any other means) another person’s use of any ferry facility or facility in a public area.
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(2)  Without limiting subclause (1)—
(a)  ferry facilities include the following—
(i)  the entrance to a ferry wharf,
(ii)  the exit from a ferry wharf,
(iii)  stairways and escalators on, or leading to, a ferry wharf,
(iv)  the gangplank between a ferry and a ferry wharf, and
(b)  facility in a public area includes the following—
(i)  the entrance to a station or light rail stop,
(ii)  the exit from a station or light rail stop,
(iii)  stairways and escalators at a station or light rail stop, and
(c)  a person who sits on a stairway on a ferry, or on a stairway on or leading to a ferry wharf, is taken to hinder another person’s use of ferry facilities.
68D   Use of escalators and lifts
(1)  A person must not, while in any public area—
(a)  ride on a travelling handrail of an escalator, or
(b)  without reasonable excuse, move while on an escalator in a direction opposite to that in which it is travelling, or
(c)  without reasonable excuse, convey any goods on an escalator or in a lift, or
(d)  without reasonable excuse, interfere in any manner with an escalator or lift or the working of an escalator or lift.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(2)  In this clause, goods does not include shopping, strollers, prams, bicycles, surfboards or luggage.
68E   Person not to use a scooter, skateboard, rollerblades or the like or drive in certain areas
(1)  A passenger must not use a scooter or skateboard, or rollerblades or roller skates, or the like, on a bus, ferry or train.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not drive a vehicle or use a scooter or skateboard, or rollerblades or roller skates, or the like, on or along a platform or a pathway, subway or other way on railway premises.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(3)  This clause does not apply—
(a)  to vehicles designed to carry persons unable to walk or who have difficulty in walking (such as motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters), or
(b)  to a motorised trolley being used by an employee of the operator of the public passenger service or the rail transport operator concerned in the execution of the employee’s duty.
68F   No touching of moving trains
A person on railway premises who is not on a train must not touch, or attempt to touch, any part of a moving train with any part of the person’s body or with an object.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
68G   Seating for aged persons or persons with a disability
(1)  An operator of a bus service or ferry service or a rail transport operator may, by appropriate notices, set aside seating on a bus, ferry or train for persons who are aged or have a disability.
(2)  A person who is not aged and does not have a disability must not continue to occupy a seat on a bus, ferry or train set aside as referred to in subclause (1) for aged persons and persons with disabilities if the person has been asked by another person who wants to use the seat and is aged or has a disability (or by someone on their behalf) to vacate the seat.
Maximum penalty (subclause (2)): 5 penalty units.
68H   Pedestrians
A person must not, while proceeding on foot in any public area, proceed at a pace or in a manner that may cause injury or damage or that may endanger any person or property.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
68I   Gates to be closed
A person who uses a gate at a railway crossing, or any other gate set up at the side of the railway, must shut and securely fasten the gate immediately after use.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
68J   No trespassing
(1)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse, go onto or into, or remain on or in—
(a)  the restricted area of a station, or
(b)  any running lines or associated part of any rail infrastructure, or
(c)  any workshops forming part of rail infrastructure, or
(d)  any offices or administrative areas of a railway, or
(e)  any other railway premises.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.
(2)  Subclause (1) does not apply to a person who has the permission of the rail transport operator of the railway to enter the railway premises.
(3)  An authorised officer who has reason to believe that a person is committing an offence under subclause (1) may direct the person to leave the restricted area of the station, running lines, associated part of the rail infrastructure, workshop, office or administrative area or railway premises.
(4)  A person must comply with a direction given to the person under subclause (3).
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
68K   (Not used)
68L   Restrictions on vehicles driven on certain railway structures
(1)  The rail transport operator of a railway may, by notice exhibited conspicuously on or near a railway road bridge or other railway structure, fix a vehicle’s maximum loaded mass, maximum axle load or other load limit in respect of the bridge or structure.
(2)  A person must not drive on or over a railway road bridge or other railway structure a vehicle whose loaded mass, axle load or other load exceeds the maximum limit so fixed and notified unless—
(a)  the person has obtained the written permission of the rail transport operator of the railway concerned to do so, and
(b)  the vehicle is driven in conformity with any conditions determined by the rail transport operator in respect of it.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
(3)  In this clause, a reference to a railway road bridge or other railway structure is a reference to a bridge or other structure that is provided for the purpose of enabling vehicles to cross a running line.
68M   Bicycles not to be left in certain areas
A person must not leave a bicycle on railway premises or chained or otherwise attached to any building, fence or other railway installation on railway premises, except in a cloak room, parcels office or other place designated by the rail transport operator of the relevant railway for that purpose.
Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.