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British Railways Act 1992 (c. i)

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19Purchase of land

(1)The Board may purchase compulsorily and use such of the land delineated on the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of reference as they require for the purposes of the authorised works or for any purpose connected with or ancillary to their undertaking.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the Board may purchase compulsorily and use for the purposes specified in column (3) of Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act all or any of the land referred to in columns (1) and (2) of that Part of that schedule.

(3)The Board may enter upon, use and appropriate so much of the subsoil and undersurface of, or airspace over, any public street, road, footway or place delineated on the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of reference as shall be necessary for the purposes of subsection (1) above without being required to purchase the same or any easement or other right therein, thereunder or thereover or to make any payment therefor.

(4)The Board shall not exercise the powers of this section or section 20 (Purchase of rights over land) of this Act in relation to any land to which section 22 (Temporary use of land and access) to this Act applies.

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