Railways Act, 1924

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No. 29 of 1924.


RAILWAYS ACT, 1924.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PRELIMINARY

Definitions

Section

1.

Definitions.

PART I

Re-organisation of Railway System

2.

Amalgamation of railways.

3.

Preparation and settlement of the amalgamation scheme.

4.

Provisions to be contained in the amalgamation scheme.

5.

Preparation and approval of absorption schemes.

6.

Provisions to be contained in absorption schemes.

7.

Saving as to transfer of liability in certain cases.

8.

Provisions as to determination of terms and conditions of amalgamation or transfer.

9.

Supplementary provisions as to schemes.

10.

Preliminary scheme.

11.

Power of trustees to invest in securities of amalgamated company.

12.

Employees of Irish Railway Clearing House.

PART II

Establishment of Railway Tribunal

13.

Constitution of the railway tribunal.

14.

Qualification of members of railway tribunal.

15.

Appointment of officers and payment of expenses of railway tribunal.

16.

Members of railway tribunal not to hold shares in any transport undertaking.

17.

Additional and temporary members of tribunal.

18.

General powers of the railway tribunal.

19.

Procedure and fees.

20.

Sittings.

21.

Decisions to be by a majority of the members present.

22.

Appeals.

23.

Transfer of functions of Railway and Canal Commission.

PART III

Railway Charges

24.

Existing charges.

25.

Preliminary revision.

Classification of Merchandise

26.

Classification.

Standard Charges

27.

Submission of schedules.

28.

Settlement of schedules.

29.

Obligation to charge standard charges.

30.

Protection of ports.

31.

Charges of non-amalgamated companies.

32.

Repeal of existing provisions.

33.

Subsequent modifications of standard charges.

Exceptional Charges

34.

Provisions as to existing exceptional rates.

35.

New exceptional rates.

36.

Variation of exceptional rates.

37.

Review of competitive exceptional rates.

38.

Disintegration of exceptional rates.

39.

Exceptional fares.

Conditions of Carriage

40.

Submission of proposed conditions.

41.

Settlement by tribunal.

42.

Conditions on which merchandise is to be carried.

43.

Alteration of conditions.

Miscellaneous Provisions as to Charges

44.

Owner's risk rates.

45.

Minimum charges.

46.

Collection and delivery charges.

47.

Dangerous goods.

48.

Publication of schedules of standard charges, etc.

49.

Miscellaneous provisions as to rates.

50.

Additional functions of railway tribunal.

51.

Amendments of certain Acts.

52.

Interpretation of expressions used in Part III.

Adjustment of Charges to Revenue

53.

Adjustment of charges to revenue.

54.

Periodical review of standard charges and exceptional charges.

PART IV

Wages and Conditions of Service

55.

Regulation of conditions of service of railway employees.

56.

Appointment to clerical grades.

57.

Preparation of scheme for superannuation fund.

PART V

Regulation of Railways

58.

Power to make orders as to working.

59.

Power to make orders as to acquisition of land, etc.

60.

Power to confirm agreements for the purchase, lease or working of railways.

61.

Agreements.

PART VI

Baronially Guaranteed Railways

62.

Meaning of certain expressions.

63.

Provisions in respect of baronial guarantees.

64.

Baronial railways vested in county councils.

PART VII

General

65.

Provision for applications by public authorities in certain cases.

66.

Notices, etc.

67.

Service of documents on amalgamated company.

68.

Language of public notices and tickets.

69.

Accounts, returns and statistics.

70.

Names and addresses of share holders.

71.

Enactments which are not to apply to amalgamated company.

72.

Short title.

First Schedule

Amalgamating and Absorbed Companies

Second Schedule

Board of Directors of Amalgamated Company

Third Schedule

Existing Officers and Servants

Fourth Schedule

Provisions relating to the submission of Schemes

Fifth Schedule

Division and Form of Schedules of Standard Charges

Sixth Schedule

Miscellaneous Provisions as to Rates

Seventh Schedule

Enactments Amended

Eighth Schedule

Grades to which Part IV of the Act Applies

Nineth Schedule

Payments in respect of Baronial Guarantees

Tenth Schedule

Enactments not applying to Amalgamated Company


Acts Referred to

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1924

No. 5 of 1924

Statutory Undertakings (Continuance of Charges) (No. 2) Act, 1923

No. 16 of 1923

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No. 29 of 1924.


RAILWAYS ACT, 1924.


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RE-ORGANISATION AND FUTURE REGULATION OF RAILWAYS IN SAORST?T EIREANN AND OTHERWISE TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO RAILWAYS. [23rd July, 1924.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—

PRELIMINARY.

Definitions.