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Transport Act 2000


14.The Act establishes the Strategic Rail Authority (“the Authority”) and abolishes the Office of the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising and the British Railways Board. Provision is made for the transfer to the Authority of the functions, rights and liabilities of the Franchising Director and the residual functions, rights and liabilities of the British Railways Board (including responsibility for the British Transport Police). The Act sets out the objectives and functions of the Authority. The Act also makes provision for the better regulation of the railway industry.

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