The Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on public passenger transport services by rail and by road has been published at the Official Journal of the European Union on 3 December 2007.
The entry into force of the Regulation is 3 December 2009. The transition period (10 years) is limited to the application of article 5 on the way public service contracts have to be awarded. Provision have been made for specific regime for existing contracts that under certain conditions may remain in force also after the entry into force of the Regulation.
REGULATION (EC) No 1370/2007 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road and repealing Council Regulations (EEC)Nos 1191/69 and 1107/70).