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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Establishment and control

154Establishment

(1)There shall be a body corporate to be known as Transport for London.

(2)Transport for London shall have the functions conferred or imposed on it by this Act, or made exercisable by it under this Act, and any reference in this Act to the functions of Transport for London includes a reference to any functions made exercisable by it under this Act.

(3)Transport for London shall exercise its functions—

(a)in accordance with such guidance or directions as may be issued to it by the Mayor under section 155(1) below,

(b)for the purpose of facilitating the discharge by the Authority of the duties under section 141(1) and (2) above, and

(c)for the purpose of securing or facilitating the implementation of the transport strategy.

(4)Schedule 10 shall have effect with respect to Transport for London.

155Directions etc by the Mayor

(1)The Mayor may issue to Transport for London—

(a)guidance as to the manner in which it is to exercise its functions,

(b)general directions as to the manner in which it is to exercise its functions, or

(c)specific directions as to the exercise of its functions.

(2)Directions issued by the Mayor under subsection (1)(c) above may include a direction not to exercise a power specified in the direction.

(3)The guidance or directions which may be issued by the Mayor under subsection (1) above may include in particular guidance or directions as to the manner in which Transport for London—

(a)is to perform any of its duties, or

(b)is to conduct any legal proceedings.

(4)Any guidance or directions issued under subsection (1) must be issued in writing and notified to such officer of Transport for London as it may from time to time nominate to the Mayor for the purpose.

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