South Lancashire Tramways Act 1911

Publication Date:January 01, 1911


South Lancashire Tramways Act 1911

(1 & 2 Geo. 5) c. lv

An Act to authorise the South Lancashire Tramways Company to construct additional tramways and other works and for other purposes.

[18th August 1911]

[1 & 2 Geo. 5.] South Lancashire Tramways Act, 1911. [Ch. lv.l CHAPTER lv. An Act to authorise the South Lancashire Tramways A.D. 1911. Company to construct additional tramways and other works and for other purposes. [18th August 1911.] I1THEREAS the South Lancashire Tramways Company (in this Act called " the Company") were incorporated hy the South Lancashire Tramways Act 1900 and under the powers contained in that Act and in the South Lancashire Tramways Acts 1901 1903 1905 and 1906 have constructed and work a system of tramways in the county palatine of Lancaster: And whereas it is expedient that the Company should he authorised to construct the new tramways and the street works herein-after described: And whereas the existing tramways of the Company are worked hy electrical energy supplied by the Lancashire United Tramways Limited (in this Act called " the limited company") from a generating station of that company situate at Atherton in the said county palatine and it is expedient that the limited company should be empowered to sell and transfer and the Company to purchase the said generating station the buildings machinery plant and works connected therewith and the lands on which the same are situate and certain other lands belonging to or leased by the limited company and that the agreement in that behalf set forth in the First Schedule to this Act should be confirmed and the Company authorised to generate electrical energy at the said station for the purposes herein-after mentioned: And whereas the limited company supply the urban district council of Atherton (in this Act called "the district council") with electrical energy in bulk from the said generating station and it is expedient that the Company and the district council [Price 2s. 6d.] A 1 [Oh. IV.] South Lancashire Tramways Act, 1911. [1 & 2 Geo. 5.] A.D. 1911. Short and collective titles. Incorporation of general Acts. Interpretation. should be authorised to enter into and carry into effect agreements in that behalf: And whereas it is expedient that the South Lancashire Tramways Acts 1900 and 1903 be amended in the manner provided by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the other powers in this Act contained should be conferred upon the Company: And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the new tramways and the street works authorised by this Act and also a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may he taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county palatine of Lancaster and are herein-after respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference: And Whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say): This. Act may be cited as the South Lancashire Tramways Act 1911 and the South Lancashire Tramways Acts 1900 1901 1903 1905 and 1906 and this Act may be cited together as the South Lancashire Tramways Acts 1900 to 1911. The Lands Clauses Acts and section 3 (Interpretation of terms) and Part II. (Construction of Tramways) and Part III. (General Provisions) of the Tramways Act 1870 are (except where expressly varied by this Act) incorporated with and form part of this Act. In this Act the several words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction And in this Act unless the context otherwise requires "The Company" means the South Lancashire Tramways Company; . 2 [1 & 2 Geo. 5.] South Lancashire Tramways Act, 1911. [Oh. lv.] "The limited company" means the Lancashire United Tram- A.D. 1911. ways Limited; V "The power company" means the Lancashire Electric Power Company; " The county council" means the council of the administrative county of the county palatine of Lancaster; "The district council" means the council of the urban district of Atherton; " The Act of 1900 " means the South Lancashire Tramways Act 1900; " The Act of 1901" means the South Lancashire Tramways Act 1901; " The Act of 1903 " means the South Lancashire Tramways Act 1903; " The new tramways " and " the street works " mean respectively the new tramways and the street works by this Act authorised; "The existing tramways" means the tramways of the Company constructed under the powers of the Act of 1900 the Act of 1901 and the Act of 1903; " The tramways" means the new tramways the existing tramways and any tramway or light railway for the time being belonging or demised to or worked by the Company; " The undertaking " means the undertaking of the Company; "Contingencies" in section 122 of the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 includes the contingency of the undertaking being sold at a sum less than the aggregate amount of the capital and debts of the Company. 4. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Company may Power to make form lay down work use and maintain the new tramways ^ew^eJ herein-after described in the lines and according to the levels shown on the deposited plans and sections and in all respects in accordance with those plans and sections with all proper rails plates works and conveniences connected therewith Provided that nothing in this Act shall authorise any interference with electric lines and works of any undertakers under the Electric Lighting Acts 1882 to 1909 to which the provisions of section 15 of the Electric Lighting Act 1882 apply except in accordance with and subject to the provisions of that section. A 2 3 [Oh. lv.] South Lancashire Tramways Act, 1911. [1 & 2 Geo. 5.] A.D. 1911. The new tramways herein-before referred, to and authorised by this Act will be situate wholly in the county palatine of Lancaster and are Tramway No. 1 A tramway 1 mile 2 furlongs 8 '30 chains or thereabouts in length (of which 1 mile 3 05 chains or thereabouts will be single line and 2 furlongs 5 25 chains or thereabouts will be double line) commencing hi Manchester Road East in the township and urban district of Little Hulton by a junction with Tramway No. 2 herein-after described at a point 0 70 chain or thereabouts measured in a south-easterly direction from the junction of Cleggs Lane and Manchester Eoad East passing thence in a north-easterly direction along Cleggs Lane into and along and terminating in Buckley Lane in the township and urban district of Farnworth by a junction with the existing tramways of the Earnworth Urban District Council: Tramway No. 2 A tramway 1 mile 7 furlongs 1 chain or thereabouts in length (of which 1 mile 4 furlongs 3 chains or thereabouts will be single line and 2 furlongs 8 chains or thereabouts will be double line) commencing in Manchester Road West in the township and urban district of Little Hulton at the point at which that road is intersected by the boundary between the urban district of Little Hulton and the borough of Bolton passing thence in a south-easterly direction into and along and terminating in Manchester Eoad East in the township and urban district of Worsley by a junction with the existing tramways at a point 6'75 chains or thereabouts measured in a south-easterly direction from the point at which the, last-mentioned road is intersected by the boundary between the urban district of Little Hulton and the urban district of Worsley. Power to 5. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Company may works'1661 make tlie street works herein-after described in the lines and according to the levels and within the limits of deviation shown on the deposited plans and sections together with all necessary and proper works improvements junctions connexions approaches and conveniences connected therewith or incidental thereto and may enter upon take hold and use such of the lands delineated on the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of 4- [1 & 2 Geo. 5.] South Lancashire Tramways Act, 1911. [Oh. lv.l reference as they may require for those purposes and may enter A.D. ]9ii. upon open break up and interfere with such streets or roads as may he necessary for the like purposes. The street works herein-before referred to and authorised by this Act will be situate wholly in the county palatine of Lancaster and are Work No. 1 A lowering and alteration of the levels of Warrington Road Goose Green in the township and county borough of Wigan under the bridge carrying the London and North Western Eailway over that road commencing at a point 1 furlong 15 chains or thereabouts north of Thorn Street and extending for a distance of 6 chains or thereabouts measured in a northerly direction: Work No. 2 A lowering and alteration of the levels of Ormskirk Road Newtown in the township and county borough of Wigan under the bridge carrying the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway over that road commencing at a point 1*6 chains or thereabouts east of Frith Street and extending for a distance of 6 chains or thereabouts measured in an easterly direction : Work No. 3 A lowering and alteration of the levels of Darlington Street East in the township and county borough of Wigan under the bridge carrying the Great Central Railway over that street commencing at the junction of that street with Warrington Lane and extending for a distance of 4'33 chains or thereabouts measured in an easterly direction: Work...

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