The license under which Network Rail is required to operate Britain's railway infrastructure; essentially NR's contract with the Government and the taxpayer.
This document was published on 2nd July 2004 by Department for Transport.
It was written by Department for Transport.
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"1. The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8 of the
Railways Act 1993 (as amended) ("the Act"), hereby grants to Railtrack PLC ("the
licence holder") a licence authorising the licence holder:
(a) to be the operator of a network;
(b) to be the operator of a train being used on a network for any purpose comprised in the operation of that network; and
(c) to be the operator of a train being used on a network for a purpose preparatory or incidental to, or consequential on, using a train as mentioned in (b) above.
subject to the Conditions set out in Part III hereof ("the Conditions").
2. This licence shall come into force on 1 April 1994 and shall continue in force unless and until revoked in accordance with the provisions of the Schedule hereto or by not less than 10 years' notice given to the licence holder by the Secretary of State, such notice not to be given earlier than 25 years after the date on which this licence comes into force."
10th August 1840
Regulation of Railways Act
31st March 1841
Letter from George Stephenson to Henry Labouchere
28th February 1997
Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997
2nd July 2004
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