London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Act 1860

Publication Date:January 01, 1860
 
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London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Act 1860

(23 & 24 Vict.) c. clxxi

An Act to enable the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company to make certain Alterations in their Coast Lines and in the Line of the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway, a new Channel for the River Arun, and other Works; and for other Purposes.

[23rd July 1860]

ANNO VICESIMO TERTIO & VICESIMO QUARTO VICTORLE REGINiE. ***************************************************** Cap. clxxi. An Act to enable the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company to make certain Alterations in their Coast Lines and in the Line of the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway, a new Channel for the River Arun, and other Works ; and for other Purposes. [23d July I860.] W HEREAS by the Local and Personal Act (9 and 10 Victoria, 9 & 10 Vict. Chapter 283.), to consolidate and unite the London and c- cclxxxm. Brighton and the London and Croydon Railway Companies, and the Undertakings belonging to them, (and which Act is herein-after called " the Consolidation Act,") the Company known as the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company (but herein-after called " the Company") were incorporated, and the Brighton, Lewes, and Hastings Railway (herein-after called " the Hastings Line ") and the Brighton and Chichester Railway (herein-after called " the Chichester Line ") were vested in the Company, together with other Railways and Works, and the whole of the Railways, Branches, and Works so vested were directed to be called " The London, Brighton, and South Coast [Local.] 28 0 Railway;" 2358 23 & 24 VICTORIA, C/ .ckxi. London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Act, 1860. 16& 17Vict. Railway:" And whereas by "The West London and Crystal Palace ' elxxx- Railway Act, 1853," the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway Company (herein-after called " the West End Railway Com pany") were incorporated, and were authorized to make and maintain certain Railways and Works (herein-after comprised under the Name of " the West End Railway"), consisting of (first) a Railway com mencing at a Point on the London and South-western Railway near its Junction with the Windsor, Staines, and Richmond Railway in the Parish of Saint Mary, Battersea, in the County of Surrey, and ter minating in the Crystal Palace Park in the Hamlet of Penge in the same Parish; (secondly) a Railway from the first Railway to join by a double Junction the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway at or near the Norwood Station on that Railway; (thirdly) a Railway commencing from a Point on the first Railway in the said Parish of Saint Mary, Battersea, and terminating near the South End of the Bridge then in course of Erection across the River Thames, to lead from Chelsea to Battersea Park (being the Bridge authorized by the Public General Act, 9 and 10 Victoria, Chapter 39., and now completed); and (fourthly) a Wharf or Landing Place near to or adjoining the South End of that Bridge; and by the Act now in recital the West End Railway Company were authorized to take the Tolls therein specified: And whereas the West End Railway is complete and open for Traffic: 17& 18 Vict. Whereas by "The West London and Crystal Palace Railway (Extension ''ocx- to Farnhorough) Act, 1854," the West End Railway Company were authorized to make and maintain an Extension Line of Railway (hereinafter called " the Farnhorough Extension''''), commencing by a Junction with the West End Railway near the said Nonvood Station, and ter-20&21 Vict, minating at Farnhorough in the County of Kent: And whereas by "The -. cxliii. West London and Crystal Palace Railway Act, 1857," the West End Railway Company were authorized to sell the West End Railway or any Part thereof to " the Company," and " the Company" were authorized to purchase the same for such Consideration and on such Terms and Conditions as those Two Companies might mutually aoree on: And whereas, under or by virtue of Three several Agreements, dated respectively the Second Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and the Tenth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, and made between the Battersea Park Commissioners of the one Part and the West End Railway Company of the other Part, the said Commissioners agreed to sell, and the West End Railway Company agreed to purchase, for the several Sums of Sixty-one thousand six hundred Pounds, Four hundred and fifty Pounds, and Three thousand seven hundred and forty-seven Pounds Twelve Shillings and Sixpence, making together the aggregate Sum of Sixty-five thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven Pounds Twelve Shillings and Sixpence, several Pieces of Land at Battersea, and the West End Railway Company 23 & 24 VICTORIA, Cap.clxxi. 2539 London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Act, 1860. Company were liable to pay that aggregate Sum to the said Commissioners by Five equal Instalments, the first of which Instalments is payable on the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and One of the remaining Four Instalments on the Twenty-fifth Day of March in each of the Four succeeding Years; and in the meantime, until the aggregate Sum should be paid, the West End Railway Company were liable to pay to the said Commissioners Interest thereon, or on so much thereof as for the Time being should remain unpaid, at the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, by equal half-yearly Payments, on the Twenty-ninth Day of September and the Twenty-fifth Day of March yearly: And whereas by "The West London 21 &22 Vict. and Crystal Palace Railway Act, 1858," the aforesaid several Agreements c- C1V-between the Battersea Park Commissioners and the West End Railway Company were confirmed, and by the same Act the West End Railway Company were authorized, for the Purpose of paying the Purchase Money for the said Lands so agreed to be purchased of the said Battersea Park Commissioners, and for such other Purposes as are therein expressed, to raise any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Seventy thousand Pounds by the Creation of new Shares or Stock in manner therein expressed: And whereas no Part of the Capital authorized by the last-mentioned Act has been created: And whereas, in pursuance of " The West London and Crystal Palace Railway Act, 1857," the West End Railway Company have sold and transferred, and " the Company " have purchased, the West End Railway (not including the Farnborough Extension), together with all Sidings, Stations, Station Houses, Engines, Sheds, Refreshment Rooms, Buildings, Edifices, Lands, Roads, Approaches, Works, Conveniences, and Appurtenances belonging thereto, and also (amongst others) the said Three several Agreements between the Battersea Park Commissioners and the West End Railway Company, and the Rights and Liabilities of that Company under the same: And whereas it is expedient that the Sale by the West End Railway Company to and the Purchase by " the-Company" of the West End Railway should be confirmed: And whereas the West End Railway Company have agreed to sell the Farnborough Extension to the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company: And whereas it is expedient to provide for the Dissolution of the West End Railway Company: And whereas by " The West London 22 & 23 Vict. Extension Railway Act, 1859," the London and North-western Railway c. cxxmv. Company and the Great Western Railway Company were, for the Purposes of making and maintaining the Railways, Docks, and Works by that Act authorized, and the earning of that Act into execution, united into One Company, by the Name of the West London Extension Railway Company, with a Capital of Three hundred thousand Pounds, of which "the Company" were required to contribute not less than One Sixth; and by that Act (Section 50.) the West London Ertension Railway Company were empowered to enter upon, take, and use all or any 2540 23 & 24 VICTORIA, Cap.dxxl London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Act, 1860. any of thie Lands shown upon the Plans deposited as in that Act mentioned, and to make and maintain (amongst other Railways and Works) a Railway, being the Main Line, to commence by a Junction with the West London Railway in the Parishes of St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, and Fulham, or One of them, in the County of Middlesex, to cross the River Thames by means of a Bridge, and to terminate by a Junction with the authorized Line of the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway Company in the Parish of St. Mary, Battersea, in the County of Surrey, and certain other Railways and Works therein described: And whereas by the same Act (Section 57.) it was provided, that with respect to that Portion of the Main Line which was proposed to be made between a Property numbered on the deposited Plan in that Act mentioned 197. in the Parish of Saint Mary, Battersea, and the Termination of the Main Line in that Parish, the West London Extension Railway Company should not commence the Works of that Portion of the Main Line, or take, use, enter upon, or interfere with any Land for the Purposes thereof, until the Expiration of Eighteen Months after the passing of that Act, and that if within that Period there were made a Junction of the main Line with the Wed End Railway at or near the said Property numbered 197., and there were laid down from that Junction to the Point at the Southern End of the authorized Railway Bridge over the River Thames where the West End Railway was to form a Junction with the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway such Lines of Rails on the Broad as well as on the Narrow Gausre throughout, with all such Sidings, Works, and Conveniences adapted for the User of that Portion of the West End Railway, and the Works and Conveniences thereof, as should be proper and sufficient for the Purposes of Traffic on the Broad as well as on the Narrow Gauge, then the Powers' of the West London...

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