Great Northern Railway Act, 1953

Sale of land of abandoned railway line.

27.—(1) Where an abandonment order has been made in respect of a railway line, the Minister, or the Board acting with the consent and on behalf of the Minister, may sell the land under and adjoining the line either by private treaty to the owner of the land on both sides of the line or by public auction to any person, including such owner.

(2) The proceeds of sale of land under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.