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2. (1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—
“the 1965 Act” means the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965(1);
“the 1984 Act” means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(2);
“the 1991 Act” means the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991(3);
“authorised street tramway” means any street tramway authorised by this Order;
“authorised tramroad” means any tramroad authorised by this Order;
“authorised transit system” means the transit system (consisting of the authorised street tramways and the authorised tramroads) authorised by this Order;
“authorised works” means the scheduled works and any other works authorised by this Order;
“the book of reference” means the book of reference certified by the Secretary of State as the book of reference for the purposes of this Order;
“carriageway” has the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980(4);
“the exchange lands” means the lands marked as exchange land and shown coloured green on the public open space plans;
“highway” and “highway authority” have the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980;
“the land plans” means the plans certified by the Secretary of State as the land plans for the purposes of this Order;
“the limits of deviation” means the limits of lateral deviation for the scheduled works mentioned in article 6(1)(a) and (2);
“maintain” includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove, reconstruct and replace and “maintenance” shall be construed accordingly;
“owner”, in relation to land, means a person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who is for the time being entitled to dispose of the fee simple of land (whether in possession or reversion) and includes a person holding, or entitled to the rents and profits of, the land under a lease or tenancy having an unexpired term exceeding 3 years;
“the public open space plans” means the plans numbered MS112 and MS113 attached to the land plans;
“reserved track tramway” means any section of a street tramway laid along part of a street which vehicles other than tramcars are deterred or prevented from using;
“the scheduled works” means the works specified in Schedule 1 to this Order or any part of them;
“the sections” means the sections certified by the Secretary of State as the sections for the purposes of this Order;
“street” includes part of a street;
“street authority”, in relation to a street, has the same meaning as in Part III of the 1991 Act;
“street tramway” means any part of a transit system which is laid along a street—
whether or not the section of the street in which its rails are laid may be used by other traffic, and
whether the uppermost surface of the rails is level with, or raised above, the surrounding surfaces of the street;
“the telecommunications code” means Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984(5);
“tramcar” means any vehicle (whether or not used for the carriage of passengers) carried on flanged wheels along the rails of a transit system;
“tramroad” means any part of a transit system which is not a street tramway;
“transit system” means a system of transport used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers and employing parallel rails which—
provide support and guidance for vehicles carried on flanged wheels, and
are laid in part along a street or in any other place to which the public has access (including a place to which the public has access only on making a payment);
“the tribunal” means the Lands Tribunal;
“the undertaker” means Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive;
“vehicle” includes mobile traction unit;
“the works plans” means the plans certified by the Secretary of State as the works plans for the purposes of this Order.
(2) References in this Order to rights over land include references to rights to do, or to place and maintain, anything in or on land or in the air-space over its surface.
(3) In the case of any street in relation to which an order made under section 249(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(6) (a pedestrian planning order) is in force, the kerbline of the street, where there is no kerb, shall be taken to be the edge of the part of the street on which the passage of vehicles is permitted.
(4) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Order to a work identified by the number of the work shall be construed as a reference to the work of that number authorised by this Order.
(5) References in this Order to points identified by letters, with or without numbers, shall be construed as references to the points so marked on the works plans.
(6) All distances, directions and lengths stated in the description of the scheduled works or in any description of powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such distance, direction and length, and distances between points on a street tramway or tramroad shall be taken to be measured along the street tramway or tramroad.
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