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Midland Metro Act 1993 (c. v)

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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 Acts wholly or partly incorporated herewith have the same respective meanings; and—

  • Act of 1989” means the Midland Metro Act 1989;

  • No. 1 Act of 1992” means the Midland Metro Act 1992;

  • No. 2 Act of 1992” means the Midland Metro (No. 2) Act 1992;

  • No. 2 Act of 1993” means the Act for which the [1993 c. vi.] Midland Metro (No. 3) Bill was deposited in the Session of Parliament 1991/92;

  • “authorised railway” means any railway authorised by this Act including, where the context so admits, any railway adapted for use as part of the Metro;

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

  • “existing” means existing at the commencement of this Act;

  • “limits of deviation” means the limits shown on the deposited plans and, where in the case of a work in any street no such limits are shown for that work, the boundaries of the street (including any verge or roadside waste adjoining it);

  • “Metro” means the light rail transit system comprising the railways authorised by the Midland Metro Acts 1989 to 1993, including such railways designated as tramways, and all works and conveniences provided in connection with any of those railways, as that system is constructed, extended or altered from time to time;

  • “statutory undertakers” means a licence holder under Part I of the [1989 c. 29.] Electricity Act 1989, a public gas supplier within the meaning of Part I of the [1986 c. 44.] Gas Act 1986 and a water undertaker within the meaning of the [1991 c. 56.] Water Industry Act 1991, or any of them as the case may be;

  • “street” has the meaning given by section 329 of the [1980 c. 66.] Highways Act 1980 and includes a bridleway, cycle track or footpath as defined in the said section 329 and any way laid out or used as a cycleway;

  • “tramway” means a railway, or any part of a railway, authorised by the Midland Metro Acts 1989 to 1993 and therein designated as a tramway;

and the following expressions have the same meanings as in the Act of 1989:—

  • “the Act of 1845”;

  • “the Act of 1965”;

  • “enactment”;

  • “the Executive”;

  • “land”.

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

(3)(a)In this Act, except as mentioned in paragraph (b) below, all distances and lengths stated in any descriptions of works, powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such distance and length, and distances between points on a railway shall be taken to be measured along the railway.

(b)This subsection does not apply to distances or lengths stated in section 5 (Power to deviate) of this Act.

(4)Any reference in this Act to rights over land includes reference to the right to do or to place and maintain anything in, on or under the land, or in the air space above its surface.

(5)Reference in this Act to access to any place includes egress from that place.

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