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SCHEDULE 2E+W Operating Powers of London Regional Transport

Carriage and storageE+W

1(1)London Regional Transport may carry passengers by any form of land or water transport (including in either case hovercraft) within, to or from Greater London.E+W

(2)London Regional Transport may carry passengers as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above between places outside Greater London, in so far as they consider it requisite to do so—

(a)in connection with the exercise of their powers under that sub-paragraph; or

(b)in order to avoid an interruption of services provided by the Executive before the appointed day in exercise of their powers under section 6(1)(b)(ii) of the 1969 Act (provision of services outside Greater London to avoid interruption of services formerly provided by the London Board).

(3)London Regional Transport may also carry luggage and other goods, but only in any vehicle or vessel used for the carriage of passengers in pursuance of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above or in another vehicle drawn by or with, or propelled with, any vehicle so used.

2(1)London Regional Transport may enter into arrangements with any person providing passenger transport services by air for the provision of such services between places in Greater London or between such places and places outside Greater London.E+W

(2)Without prejudice to their powers under section 3 of this Act, London Regional Transport may enter into arrangements with any person operating a business of providing passenger vehicles for hire (whether with or without the services of a driver, and whether under private hire arrangements or by way of plying for public hire), for that person to make passenger vehicles operated by him available for hire, or for use in accordance with the arrangements, on such terms and in such manner as may be provided for by the arrangements, in or between places in Greater London or between such places and places outside Greater London.

(3)Any arrangements under this paragraph may include provision for the making of payments by London Regional Transport to the other party to the arrangements.

3London Regional Transport may store within Greater London or in any premises of theirs outside Greater London goods which have been or are to be carried by London Regional Transport or a subsidiary of theirs and, so far as any premises provided for the purposes of that or any other part of their business are not required for those purposes, may use those premises to provide facilities for the storage of other goods.E+W

Incidental amenities and facilitiesE+W

4London Regional Transport may provide amenities or facilities, and construct works, for the purpose of making those amenities, facilities or works available for the use of any other person in pursuance of any agreement under section 3(6) or (7) of this Act.E+W

5(1)In places where those using the services and facilities provided by London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries may require them, London Regional Transport may provide both for them and for other persons facilities for the purchase and consumption of food and drink, places for refreshment and such other amenities and facilities as appear to London Regional Transport appropriate.E+W

(2)Without prejudice to their powers under sub-paragraph (1) above, London Regional Transport may provide car parks and amenities or facilities for persons using them at any place convenient for prospective users of—

(a)any services or facilities provided at another place by them, by any of their subsidiaries, or by any other person in pursuance of any agreement entered into by London Regional Transport by virtue of [F1section 3(2) or (2A)(a)] of this Act; or

(b)any other London passenger services or London connecting services.

(3)London Regional Transport may provide facilities for the parking or keeping of any public service vehicles used in the provision of any London passenger service or London connecting service at any place convenient for persons providing any such service.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • London passenger service” means any service for the carriage of passengers within, to or from Greater London (whether or not provided by London Regional Transport, by any subsidiary of theirs, or by any such other person as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(a) above); and

  • London connecting service” means any service for the carriage of passengers to or from any place outside Greater London but convenient for prospective users of London passenger services or for persons seeking to transfer from London passenger services to services for the carriage of passengers to destinations further afield (including destinations outside the United Kingdom).

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F1Words in Sch. 2 para. 5(2)(a) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(2)(b), 6(2).

6(1)Where by virtue of any provision of paragraph 4 or 5 above London Regional Transport have power to provide any amenities or facilities (including any amenities or facilities of a particular description specifically mentioned in any such provision), they may enter into arrangements for the provision (including the management or operation) or (as the case may be) for the management or operation of any such amenities or facilities by any other person.E+W

(2)Any arrangements under this paragraph may include provision for the making of payments by London Regional Transport to, or, with the consent of the Secretary of State, for the giving of guarantees or any other financial assistance by London Regional Transport for the benefit of, the other party to the arrangements.

(3)References in this Act to amenities or facilities provided by London Regional Transport include amenities or facilities provided, or managed or operated, by any other person in pursuance of arrangements under this paragraph.

Charges for services and facilitiesE+W

7(1)London Regional Transport may make (or waive) such charges for their services and facilities, and make the use of those services and facilities subject to such terms and conditions, as they think fit.E+W

(2)London Regional Transport’s power under sub-paragraph (1) above is subject only to the provisions of this Act and to any local enactment so far as that local enactment expressly provides for freedom from charges or otherwise prohibits the making of any charge (as distinct from limiting the discretion of persons carrying on any particular undertaking as to the charges of any description to be made by them).

(3)Neither London Regional Transport nor any subsidiary of theirs shall be regarded as a common carrier by rail or inland waterway.

(4)No local enactment passed or made with respect to any particular undertaking so far as it imposes on persons carrying on that undertaking—

(a)a duty to connect, or afford facilities for the connection of, any siding to a railway; or

(b)a duty to permit privately owned railway wagons to be used on a railway owned or operated by them; or

(c)a duty (otherwise than to a named person, or to the successor of a named person, or for the benefit of specified lands) to provide or maintain any other railway services or facilities (including the provision of stations, sidings or carriages and of any services, facilities or amenities connected with stations, sidings or carriages);

or so far as it otherewise makes provision corresponding to any of the repealed enactments, shall apply to London Regional Transport.

(5)The reference in sub-paragraph (4) above to the repealed enactments is a reference to the following enactments, that is to say—

  • section 76 of the M1Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;

  • section 69 of the M2Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845;

  • sections 2 and 7 of the M3Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1854;

  • sections 16 and 39 of the M4Railways Act 1921;

  • section 30 of the M5London Passenger Transport Act 1933;

  • section 39 of the M6Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933; and

  • section 22 of the M7Transport Act 1953;

all of which made provision with respect to transport charges and facilities and were repealed by the 1962 Act.

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Other activitiesE+W

8(1)London Regional Transport may develop their land in such manner as they think fit.E+W

(2)London Regional Transport may in particular—

(a)develop for use by other persons land belonging to them which is not required for the purposes of their business; and

(b)where the use of their land for the purposes of their business can be combined with its use by other persons, develop the land by constructing or adapting buildings on it for use wholly or partly by other persons;

with a view to the disposal of any right or interest in the land or (as the case may be) the buildings or any part of the buildings, after the development is carried out.

(3)London Regional Transport shall not incur any substantial item of expenditure in developing their land for use for purposes which are not the purposes of their business without the consent of the Secretary of State; and the Secretary of State may from time to time give directions to London Regional Transport indicating what is to be treated for the purposes of this paragraph as a substantial item of expenditure.

(4)Subject to sub-paragraph (5) below, where London Regional Transport propose under this paragraph to develop any land for use otherwise than for the purposes of their business they may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, acquire by agreement adjoining land for the purpose of developing it together with the other land.

(5)The consent of the Secretary of State is not required to a proposal by London Regional Transport to acquire land in exercise of the power under sub-paragraph (4) above in any case where the Secretary of State has under sub-paragraph (3) above consented to the incurring by London Regional Transport of a substantial item of expenditure in developing their land as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) which includes expenditure in carrying out that proposal.

9(1)London Regional Transport may manufacture and repair any spare parts and components or other supplementary machinery or equipment required for the purpose of the operation or repair of any existing vehicles or other equipment of theirs or of any subsidiary of theirs.E+W

(2)London Regional Transport may repair any vehicles or other equipment, whether owned by them or any subsidiary of theirs or by any other person, and for the purpose of repairing any vehicle or equipment not belonging to them may supply any necessary parts and components for that vehicle or equipment.

(3)The exercise of any of London Regional Transport’s powers under sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) above is subject to any directions given by the Secretary of State; and, in addition, London Regional Transport shall from time to time submit to the Secretary of State for his approval proposals as to the manner in which—

(a)any activities of manufacture authorised by sub-paragraph (1) above; or

(b)any activities authorised by sub-paragraph (2) above, so far as relates to repair of vehicles or equipment not belonging to them or any subsidiary of theirs;

are to be carried on by them or any such subsidiary, and shall carry on or (as the case may be) exercise their control over that subsidiary so as to ensure that the subsidiary carries on, those activities in accordance with the approval of the Secretary of State.

(4)The Secretary of State may approve any proposals submitted to him by London Regional Transport under sub-paragraph (3) above with such modifications or subject to compliance with such conditions as he thinks fit.

(5)The Secretary of State may at any time, after consultation with London Regional Transport, direct London Regional Transport to discontinue or (as the case may be) to exercise their control over any of their subsidiaries so as to require the subsidiary to discontinue, any of the activities which London Regional Transport or the subsidiary are carrying on in accordance with the approval of the Secretary of State given under this paragraph.

(6)In this paragraph—

(a)references to manufacture include references to construction and production; and

(b)references to repair include references to maintenance.

10London Regional Transport may let passenger vehicles on hire with or without other vehicles drawn by or with, or propelled with, those passenger vehicles for the carriage of goods.E+W

11(1)London Regional Transport may do anything which appears to them to be practicable and desirable for the purpose of promoting—E+W

(a)research on lines settled from time to time with the approval of the Secretary of State into matters affecting, or arising out of, the exercise of the functions of London Regional Transport or any subsidiary of theirs; and

(b)the exploitation of the results of any research into any such matter (whether or not promoted by London Regional Transport) and of anything resulting from any idea affecting, or arising out of, the exercise of any of those functions.

In paragraph (b) above “exploitation” means the doing of any work requisite to enable the results or (as the case may be) the thing in question to be turned to account.

(2)London Regional Transport may exercise their powers under sub-paragraph (1) above by carrying out any research or work for that purpose themselves or by arranging for it to be carried out or done by some other person with or without assistance (including financial assistance) from London Regional Transport.

(3)Nothing in this paragraph authorises London Regional Transport to do themselves, either directly or through a subsidiary, any work which London Regional Transport would not have power to do apart from this paragraph.

12(1)London Regional Transport may provide for any person technical advice or assistance, including research services, as respects any matter in which London Regional Transport have skill or experience.E+W

(2)London Regional Transport may, on the request of any person for whom they are providing advice or assistance under sub-paragraph (1) above, establish for that person an undertaking carrying on any business in which London Regional Transport have skill or experience and manage it on his behalf.

13(1)In this paragraph—E+W

(a)relevant passenger service” means any London passenger service or London connecting service within the meaning of paragraph 5 above which is provided by any form of land or water transport (including, in either case, hovercraft); and

(b)independent service” means any relevant passenger service provided otherwise than by London Regional Transport or the Railways Board or by any subsidiary of either of those authorities.

(2)London Regional Transport may—

(a)provide information, in such manner and form as they think fit, with respect to any relevant passenger services; and

(b)make such charges as they think fit with respect to the provision by them of information with respect to any independent services.

(3)London Regional Transport may enter into arrangements with any person providing independent services for the reciprocal provision, on such terms as may be provided for by the arrangements, of ancillary services by each party to the arrangements in respect of any relevant passenger services provided by the other.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3) above, “ancillary services” means, in relation to any relevant passenger services, the sale of tickets for the carriage of passengers on those services and the reservation of seats in vehicles used in the provision of those services.

Acquisition of landE+W

14(1)Subject to paragraph 16 below, London Regional Transport may acquire land for the purposes of their business (including the rehousing of the occupiers of dwellings acquired or to be acquired by London Regional Transport).E+W

[F2(1A)London Regional Transport may acquire land by agreement for the purposes of any agreement entered into by them under section 3(2) or (2A) of this Act.]

(2)Where London Regional Transport propose to dispose of any of their land they may acquire by agreement adjoining land for the purpose of disposing of it together with the other land.

(3)London Regional Transport shall not incur any substantial item of expenditure under [F3sub-paragraph (1A) or (2)] above without the consent of the Secretary of State; and the Secretary of State may from time to time give directions to London Regional Transport indicating what is to be treated for the purposes of this paragraph as a substantial item of expenditure.

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F2Sch. 2 para. 14(1A) inserted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 2(1), 6(2).

F3Words in Sch. 2 para. 14(3) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(4)(a), 6(2).

15(1)Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph and paragraph 16 below, the Secretary of State may authorise London Regional Transport to purchase compulsorily any land which they require for the purposes of their business or that of any subsidiary of theirs.E+W

(2)The M8Acquisition of Land Act 1981 shall apply to any compulsory purchase by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above.

(3)Activities carried on by London Regional Transport by virtue of paragraph 12 above shall not be treated as forming part of the business of London Regional Transport for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above.

(4)This paragraph does not authorise London Regional Transport to purchase compulsorily land which they have power to acquire by agreement under [F4paragraph 8(4) or 14(1A) or (2)] above.

(5)Subject to sub-paragraph (6) below, the power of purchasing land compulsorily in this paragraph includes power to acquire an easement or other right over land by the creation of a new right.

(6)Sub-paragraph (5) above does not apply to an easement or other right over land which forms part of a common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment within the meaning of section 19 of the M9Acquisition of Land Act 1981.

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F4Words in Sch. 2 para. 15(4) substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(4)(b), 6(2).

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16Except as provided by [F5paragraph 8(4) or 14(1A) or (2)] above, London Regional Transport do not have power to acquire land for purposes which are not related to any of the activities of London Regional Transport or any of their subsidiaries other than the development of land.E+W

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F5Words in Sch. 2 para. 16 substituted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 4(4)(b), 6(2).

Welfare and efficiency of employeesE+W

17(1)London Regional Transport may do anything they think fit for the purpose of advancing—E+W

(a)the skill of persons employed by them or by any subsidiary of theirs;

(b)the efficiency of the equipment of London Regional Transport or of any subsidiary of theirs or of the manner in which that equipment is operated;

including providing, or assisting others in providing, facilities for training, education and research.

(2)London Regional Transport may provide houses, hostels and other similar accommodation for persons employed by them or by any subsidiary of theirs.

(3)London Regional Transport may make housing loans to persons employed by them or by any subsidiary of theirs to assist them to acquire housing accommodation and may guarantee loans made by building societies and other bodies to such persons for housing purposes.

Power to promote and oppose BillsE+W

18London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, promote Bills in Parliament and may oppose any Bill in Parliament.E+W

Other powersE+W

19London Regional Transport may do anything necessary for the purpose of fulfilling a contract to which the Executive was a party immediately before the appointed day, notwithstanding that apart from this paragraph London Regional Transport would not have power to do that thing.E+W

20London Regional Transport may acquire any undertaking or part of an undertaking if the assets comprised in the undertaking or the part of the undertaking are wholly or mainly assets which London Regional Transport require for the purposes of their business.E+W

21For the purposes of their business, London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, subscribe for or acquire any securities of a body corporate.E+W

22(1)London Regional Transport may dispose (whether absolutely or for a term of years) of any part of their undertaking or any property which in their opinion is not required by them for the purposes of their business and, in particular, may dispose of any interest in, or right over, any property which, subject to that interest or right, is retained by London Regional Transport.E+W

(2)London Regional Transport may supply to any person spare parts and components for passenger road vehicles disposed of by London Regional Transport in the exercise of their powers under sub-paragraph (1) above, or by a subsidiary of London Regional Transport, as being no longer required for the purposes of their business.

23London Regional Transport may—E+W

(a)invest any sums not immediately required for the purposes of their business; and

(b)turn their resources to account so far as not required for those purposes.

[F623AWhere any activities for which provision is made by an agreement under section 3(2) or (2A) of this Act cease to be carried on by the other party (whether by reason of the expiry or termination of the agreement or otherwise), London Regional Transport may, with the consent of the Secretary of State—E+W

(a)acquire by agreement any land or other property used for the purpose of carrying on those activities; and

(b)in the case of an agreement under section 3(2A) of this Act, themselves carry on those activities notwithstanding that they would not otherwise have power to do so.]

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F6Sch. 2 para. 23 inserted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 2(2), 6(2).

24London Regional Transport may do all other things which in their opinion are necessary or expedient to facilitate the proper carrying on of their business [F7, or to secure the performance of any agreement entered into by them under section 3(2) or (2A) of this Act].E+W

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F7Words in Sch. 2 para. 24 inserted (17.8.1996) by 1996 c. 21, ss. 2(3), 6(2).

SupplementaryE+W

25If London Regional Transport engage, either directly or through a subsidiary, in any activities authorised by paragraph 8(2) or (4) or 10 above, they shall in carrying on those activities act as if they were a company engaged in a commercial enterprise or (as the case may be) shall exercise their control over that subsidiary so as to ensure that the subsidiary in carrying on those activities acts as a company so engaged.E+W

26Any specific power conferred on London Regional Transport by or by virtue of any provision of this Act to make any loan or give any guarantee or to subscribe for or acquire any securities shall not affect the power of London Regional Transport—E+W

(a)to lend money by way of investment or to subscribe for or acquire securities by way of investment; or

(b)to leave outstanding any loan made or guarantee given, or to retain any securities acquired, before the appointed day by the Executive or any predecessor in title of theirs.

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