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London Underground (Safety Measures) Act 1991

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31Use of part of disused Kingsway tram subway

(1)In this section—

  • “the specified works” means Works Nos. 1 to 7 (Works at Holborn);

  • “the subway” means so much of the disused tram subway and the approach thereto situated beneath Southampton Row, High Holborn and Kingsway in the London borough of Camden as lies between the points marked ‘A’ and ‘D’ on the deposited plans.

(2)For the purpose of constructing the specified works the following provisions shall have effect—

(a)the Company may—

(i)remove so much of the subway as lies between the points marked ‘A’ and ‘B’ on the deposited plans; and

(ii)open, break up and interfere with so much of the eastern wall floor and roof of the subway as lies between the points marked ‘B’ and ‘C’ on the said plans;

(b)the Company may enter upon and take possession temporarily of so much of the subway as lies between the points marked ‘C’ and ‘D’ on the deposited plans and may remove any apparatus therein and may construct such temporary works and structures and install such apparatus as the Company may deem necessary for the purposes of the specified works;

(c)the Company may remain in possession of that part of the subway referred to in paragraph (b) above until completion of the specified works.

(3)Upon completion of the specified works the Company shall remove all their temporary works, structures and apparatus and deliver up that part of the subway which lies between the points marked ‘C’ and ‘D’ on the deposited plans in the same condition as it was before entry thereon by the Company or as near thereto as is reasonably practicable.

(4)The Company may for the purposes of the specified works acquire, enter upon and use so much of the subway as lies between the points marked ‘A’ and ‘C’ on the deposited plans without making any payment therefor and as from the date of such entry any powers vested in a person by virtue of any enactment or rule of law to maintain, use or interfere with the subway in any respect shall cease to have effect.

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