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Regulation of Railways Act 1873

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. Short title.

      1. 1.This Act may he cited as the Regulation of Railways...

    2. Commencement of Act.

      1. 2.This Act shall, except as herein is otherwise expressly provided,...

    3. Definitions.

      1. 3.In this Act— The term " railway company" includes any...

  3. Appointment and Duties of Railway Commissioners

    1. Appointment of Railway Commissioners.

      1. 4.For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of...

    2. Commissioners not to be interested in railway or canal stock.

      1. 5.Any person appointed a Commissioner under this Act shall within...

    3. Transfer to Commissioners of jurisdiction under 17 & 18 Vict. c.31 s.3.

      1. 6.Any person complaining of anything done or of any omission...

    4. Power for Commissioners to enable companies to explain alleged violation of law.

      1. 7.Where the Commissioners have received any complaint alleging the infringement...

    5. Differences between railway and canal companies to be referred to Commissioners.

      1. 8.Where any difference between railway companies or between canal companies,...

    6. Power to refer differences to Commissioners.

      1. 9.Any difference to which a railway company or canal company...

    7. Transfer to Commissioners of certain powers and duties of the Board of Trade.

      1. 10.The following powers and duties of the Board of Trade...

  4. Explanation' and Amendment of Law

    1. Explanation of 17 & 18 Vict. c.31 s.2 as to through traffic.

      1. 11.Whereas by section two of the Railway and Canal Traffic...

    2. Powers of Commissioners as to through rates.

      1. 12.Subject to the provisions in the last preceding section contained,...

    3. Provision for complaints by public authority in certain cases.

      1. 13.A complaint of a contravention of section two of the...

    4. Publication of rates.

      1. 14.Every railway company and canal company shall keep at each...

    5. Power to Commissioners to fix terminal charges.

      1. 15.The Commissioners shall have power to hear and determine any...

    6. Arrangements between railway companies and canal companies.

      1. 16.No railway company or canal company, unless expressly authorised thereto...

    7. Maintenan of canals b railway companies,

      1. 17.Every railway company owning or having the management of any...

  5. Conveyance of Mails

    1. Conveyan of mails.

      1. 18.Every railway company shall convey by any train all such...

    2. Remuneration for conveyance of mails.

      1. 19.Every railway company shall be entitled to reasonable remuneration for...

    3. Conveyance of mails o steam vessels.

      1. 20.Where a railway company use, maintain, or work, or are...

  6. Regulations as to Commissioners

    1. Assistant Commissioners.

      1. 21.The Assistant Commissioners shall be subject to the orders of...

    2. Salary of Commissioners.

      1. 22.There shall he paid to each of the Commissioners such...

    3. Assessors.

      1. 23.The Commissioners may from time to time, in the exercise...

    4. Appointment of officers.

      1. 24.The Commissioners may from time to time appoint such officers...

    5. Powers of Commissioners.

      1. 25.For the purposes of this Act the Commissioners shall, subject...

    6. Orders of Commissioners.

      1. 26.Any decision or any order made by the Commissioners for...

    7. Sittings of Commissioners.

      1. 27.The Commissioners shall sit at such times and in such...

    8. Costs.

      1. 28.The costs of and incidental to any proceeding before the...

    9. Power of Commissioners to make general orders.

      1. 29.The Commissioners may at any time after the passing of...

    10. Evidence of documents.

      1. 30.Every document purporting to be signed by the Commissioners, or...

    11. Commissioners to make annual reports.

      1. 31.The Commissioners shall, once in every year, make a report...

  7. Miscellaneous

    1. Determination of fees.

      1. 32.The Commissioners may, at any time after the passing, of...

    2. Collection of fees.

      1. 33.The Public Offices Pees Act, 1866, shall apply to all...

    3. Taxation of costs.

      1. 34.The costs, charges, and expenses of and incidental to any...

    4. Notices how to be given.

      1. 35.Any notice required or authorised to he given under this...

    5. Application of Act to Scotland.

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

  8. Temporary Provisions

    1. Duration of office and powers of Commissioners.

      1. 37.This Act shall continue in force for five, years next...

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