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The Railways Act 1993 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 5) Order 1996

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This Order modifies certain statutory provisions in consequence of the provisions of the Railways Act 1993 and instruments made under or by virtue of that Act. The provisions amended are—

(a)sections 116 to 122 of the Transport Act 1968, so that they apply in the case of a bridge over a railway comprised in a network transferred by transfer scheme made pursuant to the Railways Act 1993 and of a network built or acquired after 31st March 1994 which is connected to a transferred network;

(b)sections 123 and 124 of the Transport Act 1968, so that they apply to the owner of a network transferred by transfer scheme made pursuant to the Railways Act 1993 and of a network built or acquired after 31st March 1994 which is connected to a transferred network;

(c)article 2(1) of the Railway Bridges (Load-bearing Standards) (England and Wales) Order 1972, S.I. 1972/1705, so that the definition of “railway bridge” is extended to bridges over a railway comprised in a network transferred by a transfer scheme made pursuant to the Railways Act 1993 and of a network built or acquired after 31st March 1994 which is connected to a transferred network.

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