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London Regional Transport Act 1984

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Constitution and general functions of London Regional Transport

1London Regional Transport

(1)Parts I and II of the 1969 Act (which made provision with respect to transport in and around Greater London and, in particular, established the London Transport Executive to run London transport services subject to the overall control of the Greater London Council) shall cease to have effect on the appointed day.

(2)Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the provisions of the 1969 Act under which the Executive was established, the Executive shall continue to exist, but shall be known, as from the appointed day, as London Regional Transport.

(3)London Regional Transport shall continue to be a body corporate; and Schedule 1 to this Act has effect with respect to the constitution and proceedings of London Regional Transport and the other matters there mentioned.

(4)In this Act " the appointed day " means such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint for the purposes of this section.

2Provision of passenger transport services for Greater London

(1)It shall be the general duty of London Regional Transport, in accordance with principles from time to time approved by the Secretary of State and in conjunction with the Railways Board, to provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services for Greater London.

(2)In carrying out that duty London Regional Transport shall have due regard to—

(a)the transport needs for the time being of Greater London; and

(b)efficiency, economy and safety of operation.

(3)It shall be the duty of London Regional Transport and the Railways Board, either acting directly, or acting indirectly through subsidiaries of theirs, to co-operate with one another in the exercise and performance of their respective functions for the purpose—

(a)of co-ordinating the passenger transport services provided by, or by subsidiaries of, those authorities respectively; and

(b)of securing or facilitating the proper discharge of London Regional Transport's duty under subsection (1) above;

and to afford to one another such information as to their services as may reasonably be required for those purposes.

(4)For the purposes of the co-operation required of them under subsection (3) above London Regional Transport and the Railways Board shall have power to enter into such arrangements with one another with respect to the exercise and performance of their respective functions on such terms as may appear to them to be expedient.

(5)London Regional Transport's duty under subsection (1) above is subject to their financial duty under section 15 of this Act and their duty under section 16(5) of this Act to conduct their affairs with a view to achieving any financial objectives determined for them by the Secretary of State under section 16.

(6)This section is not to be read as imposing, either directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court.

(7)The reference in subsection (2)(a) above to the transport needs of Greater London is a reference to the needs of Greater London with respect to public passenger transport services for persons travelling within, to or from Greater London, including persons who are disabled.

3General powers

(1)London Regional Transport shall have power to form, promote and assist, or join with any other person in forming, promoting and assisting, a company for the purpose of carrying on any activities which London Regional Transport have power to carry on.

(2)London Regional Transport shall have power to enter into and carry out agreements with any person for the carrying on by that person, whether as agent for London Regional Transport or otherwise, of any activities which London Regional Transport have power to carry on (and, in particular, for the provision by that person of any public passenger transport services which London Regional Transport have power to provide).

(3)The duty of London Regional Transport and the Railways Board under section 2(3) of this Act to co-operate for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection shall extend to any public passenger transport services provided by any person other than a subsidiary of London Regional Transport under an agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of subsection (2) above; and any such agreement shall include such provision as appears to London Regional Transport to be appropriate—

(a)for securing the proper discharge of their general duty under subsection (1) of that section ; and

(b)for the purposes of the co-operation with the Railways Board required of them by subsection (3)(a) of that section.

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (3) above, any agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of subsection (2) above may in particular provide for—

(a)combined services for the through carriage of passengers or goods to be provided by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries and any other party to the agreement, the quoting of through rates and the pooling of receipts and expenses in respect of such services;

(b)securing efficiency, economy and safety of operation is the provision of any public passenger transport services in pursuance of the agreement;

(c)the exercise by London Regional Transport, in accordance with the agreement, of control over fares in respect of any such services and their routes and frequency of operation and over charges in respect of any other facilities provided in pursuance of the agreement ; and

(d)the making of payments by London Regional Transport to any other party to the agreement.

(5)Where—

(a)a company has been formed in the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) above (whether by London Regional Transport alone or by London Regional Transport jointly with some other person); or

(b)London Regional Transport have entered into an agreement with any person in exercise of their powers under subsection (2) above;

London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, enter into arrangements with that company or person for the transfer from London Regional Transport to that company or person, in such manner and on such terms (including payments by any of the parties to the arrangements to any of the other parties) as may be provided for by the arrangements, of any property, rights or liabilities of London Regional Transport relevant to the purpose for which the company was formed or (as the case may be) to the performance by that person of his obligations under the agreement.

(6)Without prejudice to subsections (3) and (4) above, London Regional Transport shall have power to enter into and carry out agreements with—

(a)any subsidiary of theirs ; or

(b)any person with whom they have entered into an agreement by virtue of subsection (2) above ;

providing for London Regional Transport to give assistance to the other party to the agreement by making available to that party any services, amenities or facilities provided by, or any works or land or other property belonging to, London Regional Transport, on such terms (including the reciprocal provision by that other party of similar assistance for London Regional Transport) as may be agreed between them.

(7)Without prejudice to the preceding provisions of this section, London Regional Transport and the Railways Board shall each have power to enter into and carry out agreements with the other and with any subsidiary of the other—

(a)for the use by one party to the agreement of any amenities or facilities provided by the other ;

(b)for the management, working and use by one party to the agreement of works (whether within paragraph (a) above or not) or land or other property belonging to the other; and

(c)with respect to the rendering of services and the pooling of receipts or expenses.

(8)The power—

(a)of London Regional Transport under subsection (2) or (7) above; and

(b)of the Railways Board under subsection (7) above ;

to enter into an agreement as there mentioned is exercisable notwithstanding that the agreement involves the delegation of the functions of London Regional Transport or (as the case may be) of the Railways Board under any enactment relating to any part of their undertaking.

(9)Schedule 2 to this Act has effect for conferring further powers on London Regional Transport for the purpose of the exercise and performance of their functions under this Act and with respect to the other matters there mentioned.

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