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The Regulation of Railways Act 1871(1)shall be amended as follows—
(a)in section 2(b) (interpretation), in the definition of the term “company”,
(i)after the words “this Act” there shall be inserted “(2)”;
(ii)for the words “or any person having the management of a railway station or train for the time being” there shall be substituted the words “, or (b) which works a railway, or operates a station or train, in the United Kingdom”; and
(iii)for the words “who are owners or lessees of a railway in the United Kingdom or parties to an agreement for working a railway in the United Kingdom” there shall be substituted the words “who work a railway, or operate a station or train, in the United Kingdom or who are owners or lessees of a railway or station in the United Kingdom or parties to an agreement for working a railway or operating a station or train in the United Kingdom”; and
(b)in section 6(c) (companies to make returns of accidents to Board of Trade)—
(i)for the words from “Where in or about” to “working of the railway or station” there shall be substituted the following—
“Where in or about any railway or station or any of the works or buildings connected with such railway or station, or any building or place, whether open or enclosed, occupied by the company working such railway or operating such station, any of the following accidents takes place in the course of working any railway or operating any station”; and
(ii)for the words “the company having the management of the railway or station, and, also, if the accident happens to a train operated by any other company,” there shall be substituted the words “the company working such railway or operating such station, and also, if the accident happens to a train operated by any other company,”.
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