Regulation of Railways Act 1871

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. Construction of Act and short title.

      1. 1.This Act so far as is consistent with the tenor...

    2. Interpretation of terms.

      1. 2.In this Act— The term " railway " means the...

  3. Inspection of Hallways

    1. Board of Trade may appoint inspectors of railways.

      1. 3.The Board of Trade may from time to time appoint...

    2. Powers of inspectors of railways.

      1. 4.Every inspector under this Act shall for the purpose of...

    3. Extension of 5 & 6 Vict. c.55 ss.4 to 6 to new works.

      1. 5.The provisions of the Regulation of Railways Act, 1842, and...

  4. Accidents

    1. Companies to make returns of accidents to Board of Trade.

      1. 6.Where in or about any railway or any of the...

    2. Inquiry into accidents, and formal investigation in serious cases.

      1. 7.The Board of Trade may direct an inquiry to be...

    3. Appointment of an assessor to coroner.

      1. 8.Where any coroner in England holds or is about to...

  5. Railway Statistics

    1. Companies to furnish statements of capital, traffic, and working expenditure.

      1. 9.Every company shall annually prepare returns of their capital, traffic,...

    2. Penalty for false return.

      1. 10.If any return which is required by this Act is...

  6. Miscellaneous

    1. Disobedience to or obstruction of inspector or court.

      1. 11.If any person, -without reasonable excuse (proof whereof shall lie...

    2. Limitation of liability of companies on sea voyages in certain cases.

      1. 12.Where a railway company under a contract for carrying persons,...

    3. Punishment of juvenile offenders for casting stones, &c. on railway carriages, &c.

      1. 13.The following Acts— The Act of the session of the...

    4. Penalty for trespasses on railways.

      1. 14.Section twenty-three of " The Regulation of Railways Act, 1868,"...

    5. Recovery, &c. of penalties.

      1. 15.Every penalty imposed by this Act shall be recovered and...

    6. Application of Act to Scotland.

      1. 16.In the application of this Act to Scotland—

    7. Repeal of Acts.

      1. 17.The several Acts set forth in Schedule Two to this...

    8. Commencement of Act.

      1. 18.This Act shall not come into operation until the first...

    1. Schedule One

      RETURNS

    2. Schedule 2