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[F173 Amendment of ss. 11 and 24 of principal Act.S

(1)An order made under the principal Act may contain a provision empowering a railway company to acquire the light railway to which the order relates, not being a railway of the nature of a tramway, and paragraph (l) of section eleven of the principal Act shall have effect accordingly as if in that paragraph after the words “railway” there were inserted the words “or, except in the case of a railway of the nature of a tramway, empowering a railway company to acquire the railway.”

(2)Where, after the passing of this Act, an order is made under the principal Act authorising a light railway (other than a light railway of the nature of a tramway), an order amending that order may confer on a railway company power to acquire the light railway, notwithstanding that the owners of the light railway do not consent, and section twenty-four of the principal Act shall have effect accordingly.

(3)For the purposes of this section, a light railway of the nature of a tramway means a light railway laid wholly or mainly along [F2the carriageway of a public road (within the meaning of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984)], and used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers.]

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F2Words commencing “the carriageway ...” substituted (S.) by Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54, SIF 108), s. 156(1), Sch. 9 para. 25

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C1The text of the last part of s. 73(1) from “and paragraph” is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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