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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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31(1)Neither Transport for London nor any subsidiary of Transport for London shall be regarded as a common carrier by rail or inland waterway.

(2)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or so far as it otherwise makes provision corresponding to any of the repealed enactments, shall apply to Transport for London.

(3)The reference in sub-paragraph (2) above to the repealed enactments is a reference to the following enactments, that is to say—

  • section 76 of the [1845 c. 20.] Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;

  • section 69 of the [1845 c. 33.] Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845;

  • sections 2 and 7 of the [1854 c. 31.] Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1854;

  • sections 16 and 39 of the [1921 c. 55.] Railways Act 1921;

  • section 30 of the [1933 c. 14.] London Passenger Transport Act 1933;

  • section 39 of the [1933 c. 53.] Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933; and

  • section 22 of the [1953 c. 13.] Transport Act 1953;

all of which made provision with respect to transport charges and facilities and were repealed by the [1962 c. 46.] Transport Act 1962.

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