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Midland Metro Act 1992

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Midland Metro Act 1992

1992 CHAPTER vii

An Act to empower the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive to construct additional works for extension of their light rail rapid passenger transport system; to authorise the acquisition of lands for that purpose; to confer further powers upon the Executive; and for other purposes.

[16th March 1992]

WHEREAS—

(1)Under the Transport Acts 1968 and 1985 it is the general duty of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (otherwise known as Centro and hereinafter called “the Executive”) to secure the provision of public passenger transport services for meeting public transport requirements of their area in accordance with general policies formulated by the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority:

(2)By the [1989 c. xv.] Midland Metro Act 1989 the Executive were authorised to construct works forming the first stage in the development of a light rail rapid transit network in the West Midlands area in furtherance of that object:

(3)It is expedient that the Executive should be empowered to construct the additional works authorised by this Act, and to acquire or use the lands referred to in this Act, for the extension of that network by the provision of additional light rail rapid transit routes between Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley and between the central area of Birmingham and Birmingham International Airport in Solihull:

(4)It is expedient that the other powers of this Act should be conferred upon the Executive and that the other provisions in this Act should be enacted:

(5)The purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:

(6)In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of section 10 (1) (xxix) of the [1968 c. 73.] Transport Act 1968 have been observed:

(7)Plans and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works to be constructed under the powers of this Act and plans of the lands authorised to be acquired or used by this Act, and a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees, or reputed owners and lessees, and the occupiers of the said lands, were duly deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the proper officers of the District Councils of the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton and the City of Birmingham and of the Warwickshire County Council and the North Warwickshire Borough Council, which plans, sections and book of reference are respectively referred to in this Act as “the deposited plans”, “the deposited sections” and “the deposited book of reference”:

(8)Alteration having been required in the alignment of part of the works since plans and sections thereof were so deposited, a plan and section showing the lines or situations and levels of the substituted works and a plan of the lands authorised to be acquired or used by this Act for the purposes of the substituted works, and a book of reference to such plan containing the names of the owners and lessees, or reputed owners and lessees, and the occupiers of the said lands have been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the proper officer of the Council of the City of Birmingham, which plan, section and book of reference form part of the deposited plans, the deposited sections and the deposited book of reference:

May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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