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London Underground (Safety Measures) Act 1991

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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the several words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the enactments incorporated herewith have, in relation to the related subject-matter, the same respective meanings; and—

  • “the Act of 1845” means the [1845 c. 20.] Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;

  • “the Act of 1863” means the [1863 c. 92.] Railways Clauses Act 1863;

  • “the Act of 1963” means the [1963 c. xxiv.] London Transport Act 1963;

  • “the Act of 1964” means the [1964 c. xxvi.] London Transport Act 1964;

  • “the Act of 1965” means the [1965 c. xli.] London Transport Act 1965;

  • “the Act of 1966” means the [1966 c. xxxiii.] London Transport Act 1966;

  • “the Act of 1969” means the [1969 c. 1.] London Transport Act 1969;

  • “the (No. 2) Act of 1971” means the [1971 c. lxii.] London Transport (No. 2) Act 1971;

  • “the Act of 1976” means the [1976 c. xxxvii.] London Transport Act 1976;

  • “the Act of 1981” means the [1981 c. xxxii.] London Transport Act 1981;

  • the Company” means London Underground Limited;

  • “constructed in tunnel” means constructed in tunnel in such manner as does not necessitate the cutting through or removal of the surface soil;

  • “the deposited plans”, “the deposited sections” and “the deposited book of reference” means the plans, sections and book of reference deposited in connection with the London Underground (Safety Measures) Bill in November 1989 together with the plans, sections and book of reference deposited in connection with an Additional Provision to that Bill in June 1990;

  • “enactment” includes any order, byelaw, rule, regulation, scheme or other instrument having effect by virtue of an enactment;

  • “the limits of deviation” means the limits of deviation shown on the deposited plans;

  • “the railways board” means the British Railways Board;

  • “the underground railways” means such portion of Works Nos. 1 to 6 and 8 (Works at London Bridge), Works Nos. 1 to 7 (Works at Holborn) and Works Nos. 1 to 6 (Works at Tottenham Court Road) and any necessary works and conveniences connected therewith as are constructed in tunnel; and

  • “the works” means the works authorised by Part II (Works, etc.) of this Act.

(2)Any reference to the London Transport Board or London Transport Executive in any of the provisions incorporated with this Act by section 15 (Incorporation of works provisions), section 24 (Incorporation of lands provisions) and section 25 (Incorporation of protective provisions) of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the Company.

(3)All distances, lengths and directions stated in any description of works, powers or lands, shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such distance, length and direction, and distances between points on a railway shall be taken to be measured along the railway.

(4)Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to a work identified by the number of such work shall be construed as a reference to the work of that number authorised by this Act.

(5)References in this Act to points identified by letters shall be construed as references to the points so lettered on the deposited plans.

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