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Transport Act 1962

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The London Board

7Duty and powers of London Board

(1)It shall be the duty of the London Board in the exercise of their powers under this Act to provide or secure the provision of an adequate and properly coordinated system of passenger transport for the London Passenger Transport Area, and to have due regard to efficiency, economy and safety of operation as respects the services and facilities provided by them.

(2)The London Board shall co-operate with the Railways Board for the purpose of ensuring that the services provided by the London Board are properly coordinated with the railway services of the Railways Board in the London Passenger Transport Area, and shall afford to the Railways Board such information of proposed changes in their services, and such opportunities for consultation, as the Railways Board may reasonably require for that purpose.

(3)Subject to this Act, the London Board shall have power to carry passengers by rail and road inside the London Passenger Transport Area and, in the circumstances specified in the next following section, to carry passengers by road outside that Area.

(4)The London Board shall have the powers conferred by section twenty-six of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1933 (which relates to the carriage of goods on public service vehicles), and, as respects each of the railways vesting in the London Board tinder Part II of this Act, the powers of carrying goods on that railway conferred by any local enactment in force immediately before the vesting date.

(5)Subject to the next following subsection, the London Board shall have power to let motor vehicles on hire to other persons who hold public service vehicle licences under Part III of the Road Traffic Act, 1960, for use by them for the carriage of passengers.

(6)The London Board shall not keep for operation as public service vehicles more vehicles than are in their opinion required for the purpose of providing such transport services as they have power to provide under subsection (3) of this section and under the next following section and, accordingly, they shall not keep for operation as public service vehicles more vehicles than they would keep if they did not possess the power conferred by the last foregoing subsection.

(7)The London Board shall not have power to let motor vehicles on hire to other persons for use by them for the carriage of goods.

(8)The London Board shall not have power to carry passengers by road in a hackney carriage adapted to carry less than eight passengers and used in plying or standing for hire in the street.

(9)Subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall not be construed as imposing, either directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court to which the Board would not otherwise be subject.

8London Board's road services outside London

(1)The London Board shall have power to carry passengers outside the London Passenger Transport Area by stage or express carriage—

(a)on roads within a radius of ten miles, or in the county of Kent five miles, from any point on the boundary of the London Passenger Transport Area, and

(b)on the London Transport Executive's routes (so far as they extend beyond the limits specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection), and

(c)with the consent of the Minister, by any service beyond the limits specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection. The Minister shall not give his consent under paragraph (c) of this subsection unless he is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances which make it desirable that the Board should carry passengers on a particular route outside the said limits.

(2)The London Board shall have power to carry passengers outside the London Passenger Transport Area by contract carriage—

(a)on roads within a radius of ten miles, or in the county of Kent five miles, from any point on the boundary of the London Passenger Transport Area, and

(b)where the passengers consist of a pleasure party of persons employed by the Board, with or without their families or friends, on roads within a radius of one hundred miles from Charing Cross.

(3)Nothing in this section shall be taken as exempting the London Board from any of the requirements of Part III of the Road Traffic Act, 1960, or of those requirements as extended by Part IV of this Act.

(4)Except as provided by this section the Board shall not have power to carry passengers by road outside the London Passenger Transport Area.

(5)In this section the expression " the London Transport Executive's routes " means such routes as the Minister may by order contained in a statutory instrument certify to be the routes on which the London Transport Executive had, at any time in the period of twelve months ending on the second day of November, nineteen hundred and sixty-one, power to carry passengers by stage or express carriage. For the purposes of this subsection any power to carry passengers in accordance with a working agreement which was made in pursuance of section eighteen of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1933, and to which the Commission became a party by virtue of Part II of the Transport Act, 1947, shall be left out of account.

(6)Any order under the last foregoing subsection shall be made not later than the vesting date.

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