Railways Clauses Act, 1863



An Act for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions frequently inserted in Acts relating to Railways. [28th July 1863.]

8 & 9 Vict. ec. 20, 33.

WHEREAS the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845, respectively, were passed in order to comprise in one general Act such provisions relating to railways in England or Ireland, or in Scotland, respectively, as were at the times of the passing of those Acts usually introduced into Acts of Parliament authorizing the construction of railways :

And whereas sundry provisions of the like nature, but not comprised in the said general Acts respectively, are now frequently introduced into Acts of Parliament relating to railways; and it is expedient to comprise such last-mentioned provisions also in one general Act, such Act to be applicable to England or Ireland, or to Scotland, as the case may require, and that as well for the purpose of avoiding the necessity of repeating such provisions in special Acts relating to railways, as for ensuring greater uniformity in the provisions themselves :