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The Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018

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2.—(1) In these byelaws unless the context otherwise requires—

“the approaches” means the Blackwall Tunnel approaches and the Silvertown Tunnel approaches”;

“authorised person” means—

(a)

a person acting in the course of that person’s duties who—

(i)

is an employee, agent, contractor or sub-contractor of TfL; or

(ii)

is authorised by TfL; or

(b)

a constable, Police Community Support Officer, an officer of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, an officer of the Health and Safety Executive, person authorised for the purposes of section 44 (powers of fire-fighters etc in an emergency etc) of the Fire Services Act 2004(1) or a person accredited by or under section 41 (accreditation under community safety accreditation schemes) of the Police Reform Act 2002(2), acting in the execution of that person’s duties within the tunnels;

“the Blackwall Tunnel” means the twin bore road tunnel under the river Thames between Blackwall and the Greenwich Peninsula and forming part of the A102 road, which is a GLA road, as shown by solid green lines on the tunnels location and operational boundaries plans;

“the Blackwall Tunnel approaches” means the northern and southern approaches to the Blackwall Tunnel, the linear extent of which is shown by dashed green lines on the tunnels location and operational boundaries plans;

“the Blackwall Tunnel area” means the extent of the public highway comprised in and along the Blackwall Tunnel and the Blackwall Tunnel approaches;

“the byelaws” means these byelaws;

“dangerous goods” means a substance or article of which the international carriage by road is prohibited, or authorised on certain conditions, by Annex A of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road as from time to time amended;

“fixed penalty notice” is a notice issued under article 49 (fixed penalty notices) of the Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018;

“marshalling area” means an area (if any) provided for the marshalling of motor vehicles using, or intending to use, the tunnels;

“motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads;

“notice” includes a sign, signal and a digital or other display, and in appropriate circumstances, an audible announcement;

“the Silvertown Tunnel” means the twin bore road tunnel to be constructed as Work No. 1, and as shown by solid blue lines on the tunnels location and operational boundaries plans;

“the Silvertown Tunnel approaches” means the northern and southern approaches to the Silvertown Tunnel, the linear extent of which is shown by dashed blue lines on the tunnels location and operational boundaries plans;

“the Silvertown Tunnel area” means the extent of the public highway to be comprised in and along the Silvertown Tunnel and the Silvertown Tunnel approaches;

“TfL” means Transport for London, the body corporate established under section 154 (establishment) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, of Windsor House, 42 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL;

“trailer” means a vehicle (including a horse box) designed or adapted to be towed by a motor vehicle;

“the tunnels” means the Blackwall Tunnel and the Silvertown Tunnel;

“the tunnels areas” means the Blackwall Tunnel area and the Silvertown Tunnel area;

“tunnel equipment” includes plant and machinery, and any emergency, safety or communications equipment;

“tunnel infrastructure” means the structure (including the carriageway) of the Blackwall Tunnel and the Silvertown Tunnel;

“the tunnels location and operational boundaries plans” means the plans of that description certified by the Secretary of State under article 65 (certification of documents) of the Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018;

“vaporiser” means an electronic device that can be used to deliver nicotine or other substances to a person inhaling from the device; and

“Work No. 1” means the work of that description in Schedule 1 (authorised development) to the Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018.

(2) References in these byelaws to TfL include any wholly-owned subsidiary (as defined in section 1159 (meaning of “subsidiary” etc) of the Companies Act 2006(3)) of TfL.

(3) The Interpretation Act 1978(4) applies to the interpretation of these byelaws as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

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