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London Underground (Victoria) Act 1991

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4Power to make works

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Company may, in the line or situation shown on the deposited plan and according to the levels shown on the deposited section , make and maintain the following work with all necessary works and conveniences connected therewith:—

In Greater London—

  • In the city of Westminster—

  • (Passenger subway at Victoria station)

  • Work No. 1—A passenger subway (43 metres in length) commencing by a junction with the eastbound platform of the Company’s District and Circle Line beneath a point 46 metres south-west of the junction of Allington Street with Victoria Street and terminating by a junction with an intermediate passenger concourse serving that line and the Company’s Victoria Line beneath a point 11 metres south-west of the junction of those streets.

(2)The Company may, in the city of Westminster within the lines marked “Limit of land to be acquired” on the deposited plan, make, maintain and use the new passageways with all necessary works and conveniences connected therewith.

5Power to interfere with Victoria Street

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Company may, for the purpose of constructing the works, enter upon, open, break up and interfere with so much of the surface of Victoria Street in the city of Westminster as lies within the limit of deviation.

(2)(a)Notwithstanding the generality of subsection (1) above, the Company may, during and for the purpose of the execution of the works, temporarily stop up and interfere with so much of Victoria Street in the city of Westminster as lies between the points marked “A” to “H” on the deposited plan and may for any reasonable time divert the traffic therefrom and prevent all persons, other than those bona fide going to or from any land or building abutting on any part of that street so stopped up and interfered with, from passing along and using the same.

(b)The Company shall provide reasonable access for foot passengers bona fide going to or from any such land or building.

6Power to deviate

In the execution of the works the Company may deviate from the line or situation thereof shown on the deposited plan to the extent of the limit of deviation and may deviate vertically from the levels shown on the deposited section to any extent upwards or downwards as may be found necessary or convenient.

7Use of sewers, etc., for removing water

(1)The Company may use for the discharge of any water pumped or found by them during the construction of the works any sewer or drain of a relevant authority in whose area the works may be constructed, and for that purpose may lay down, take up and alter conduits, pipes and other works and make any convenient connections with any such sewer or drain within the limits of deviation but—

(a)the Company shall not discharge any water into any sewer or drain vested in or under the control of a relevant authority except with the consent of the relevant authority and subject to such terms and conditions as the relevant authority may reasonably impose; and

(b)the Company shall not make any opening into any such sewer or drain save in accordance with plans approved by, and under the superintendence (if given) of, the relevant authority in whom the sewer or drain shall be vested and approval of those plans by the relevant authority shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(2)The Company shall take all such steps as may reasonably be required to secure that any water discharged by them under the powers of this section shall be as free as may be reasonably practicable from any gravel, soil or other solid substance or oil or matter in suspension.

(3)Any difference arising between the Company and a relevant authority under this section shall be settled by arbitration.

(4)In this section “relevant authority” means Thames Water Utilities Limited or the Westminster City Council.

8Notice of interference with streets

Before breaking up or otherwise interfering with any street to which the public has access in connection with the construction of the works, the Company shall (except in case of emergency) give 14 days' notice in writing to—

(a)the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority; and

(b)the chief officer of police;

and make such arrangements with the chief officer of police as may be reasonably necessary so as to cause as little interference with the traffic in such street during the construction of such works as may be reasonably practicable.

9Incorporation of works provisions

The following provisions of the undermentioned Acts are, with necessary modifications, incorporated with this Act:—

The Act of 1963—

  • Section 15 (Power to make trial holes):

The Act of 1965—

  • Section 10 (Underpinning of houses near works), except the provisos to paragraphs (4) and (6) thereof.

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