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British Railways Act 1993

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(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, 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 1965” means the [1965 c. 56.] Compulsory Purchase Act 1965;

  • the Board” means the British Railways Board;

  • “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;

  • “reference point” means Ordnance Survey National Grid reference point;

  • “the specified enactments” means the [1839 c. 45.] Highway (Railway Crossings) Act 1839, section 9 of the [1842 c. 55.] Railway Regulation Act 1842, section 47 of the Act of 1845, sections 5, 6 and 7 of the Act of 1863 and any other provision to the same or similar effect incorporated with, or contained in, any enactment;

  • “traffic sign” has the meaning assigned to it by section 64 of the [1984 c. 27.] Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

  • the tribunal” means the Lands Tribunal; and

  • “the works” means the works authorised by this Act.

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

(3)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.

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

(5)References in this Act to access to any place shall include reference to egress from that place.

(6)References in this Act to the purchase by the Board of new rights are references to the purchase of rights to be created in favour of the Board.

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