Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act of 1900

The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act of 1900 was summarised as:

An Act to confer further powers upon the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the County Borough of Huddersfield with respect to Waterworks and other matters; to provide for the transfer of the Technical College and the Lockwood Mechanics' Institution to the Corporation and to make further provision for the health and good government of the Borough and for other purposes.

Details

The Act contained proposals to create the following extensions to the network which were later abandoned.

  • Lindley-cum-Quarmby to Brighouse (via Ainley Top and Rastrick Common)
  • Bradley to Mirfield (via Dewsbury Road)
  • Honley to New Mill
  • Honley to Holmbridge (via Thongsbridge and Holmfirth)

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63 AND 64 VICT.-SESSION 1900.
THE HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION
TRAMWAYS ACT 1900.
ARRA NGE:MENT OF SECTIONS.
Preamble.
p ART !.-PRELIMINARY.
Short title
Act divided into parts
Incorporation of general Acts
Interpretation of terms
p ART II.-TRAMWAYS.
SECTION
1
2
3
4
Power to make tramways - 5
Certain tramways not to be constructed until certain events 6
Period for completion of tramways • 7
Inspection by Board of Trade 8
Tramways to be kept on level of surface of road 9
As to rails of tramways 10
Further provisions as to construction of tramways 11
Penalty for not maintaining rails and roads 12
11
SECTION
Passing places to be constructed where less than a certain
width left between footway and tramway - 13
Power to make additional crossings &c. 14
Temporary tramway to be made where necessary 15
Power to )ay down double or interlacing lines in place of
single lines and vice versa 16
Corporation may reduce width of footway for constructing
tramway 17
Local authority to have access to sewers 18
Application of road materials excavated in construction of
works 19
Provisions as to motive power 20
Special provisions as to use of electrical power - 21
Power to adapt tramways for the use of mechanical power- 22
Power to attach brackets &c. to buildings 23
Corporation may take up lines for purposes of constructing
others 24
Amendment of former Acts as to narrow places 25
Repeal and amendment of former Acts as to gauge 26
Mechanical power works to be subject to Section 30 of
Tramways Act 1870 27
For the protection of the London and North Western and
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Companies 28
For the further protection of the London and North
Western Railway Company 29
For the further protection of the Lancashire and Yorkshire
Railway Company 30
For the protection of the Calder and Hebble Navigation - 31
For the protection of the W akefie]d Corporation 32
For the protection of the Brighouse Corporation 33
For the protection of the Urban and Rural District
Councils 34
111
For protection of the Postmaster-General
Powers of sale leasing working &c.
Power to Corporation to work tramways
Lands for generating stations
Traffic upon tramways
Corporation not bound to carry goods
Provision as to carriage of animals goods &c. in separate
SECTION
35
36
37
38
39
40
carnages 41
Tramways to form part of tramway undertaking of the
Corporation - 42
Payment of tolls - 43
Passengers' luggage 44
As to fares on Sunday or holidays 45
Cheap fares for labouring classes 46
Periodical revision of rates and charges 47
~~ ~
Amendment of the Tramways Act 1870 as to by-laws by
Corporation -
Orders &c. of the Board of Trade
Recovery of penalties
As to tramway in Linthwaite
Power to enter into working agreements with TT rban
District Councils
As. to conveyance of mails -
Incorporation of certain sections of the Act of 1897
Provision as to general Tramway Acts
p ART III.-FINANCE.
Power to borrow -
Provision as to mortgages -
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
68
lV
SECTION
As to moneys raised by Corporation Stock 59
Periods for repayment of borrowed moneys 60
Incorporating certain sections of the Act of 1890 and the
Act of 1897 - 61
Corporation not to create irredeemable stock nor to invest
sinking fund in their own securities 62
Protection of lenders from inquiry 63
Expenses of executing the Act 64
Statement and balance sheet and estimates with respect to
Tramways to be laid before Corporation
Audit of accounts
Inquiries by and expenses of Local Government Board
Costs of Act
Schedule.
65
66
67
68
~.,o enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of
the Borough of Huddersfield to construct
Additional Tramways in and adjacent to the
Borough; and for other purposes.
j~JWYAL ASSENT 6TH AUGUST 1~00.]
WHEREAS the Borough of Huddersfield (in this Act called" the Preamble.
Borough " ) is subject to the Acts relating to Municipal Corporations.
and the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough (in this A.et
called " the Corporation " ) acting by the Council are the Urban
. 5 Sanitary Authority for the district thereof :
10
And whereas the following among other Acts and Orders
are in force within the Borough (that is to say):-
The Huddersfield Improvement A.et 1880;
The Huddersfield Corporation A.et 1882;
The Huddersfield Tramways and Improvement A.et 1890 ;
The Huddersfield Corporation A.et 1897;
The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Order 1897; and
The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Order 1898;
which Acts and Orders are in this Act referred to collectively as
7 B
4:1 and 44 Viet.
cap. xcix.
45 and 46 Viet.
cap. ccxxxvi.
53 and 54 Viet.
cap. Iv.
60 Viet. cap.
xxvi.
60 and 61 Viet.
cap. clii.
Gl and f>2 Viet.
enp. ccii.
2 Tlrn ll11dda.1f eld Corporation 1·r11.mn:ays Act 1900.
the former Acts and each of them separately as an Act or Order
of the year in which the same was passed or made:
And whereas under the powers of the former Acts the Corporation
have constructed various tramways in the Borough and
are working the same under powers in that behalf granted hy 5
the Act of 1897 :
And whereas the authorised gauge of the said tramways was
four feet and eight and a half inches and the tramways were
originally laid to that gauge but owing to the alteration of the form
of the rail the gauge is now four feet seven and three-quarter inches 10
and it is expedient that that gauge be confirmed:
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation should be
authorised to adapt their tramways for the use of electrical power
thereon and also to construct additional tramways in the Borough
and in the Borough Districts and Parishes hereinafter mentioned 15
adjacent to the Borough that is to say :
The Borough of Brighonse ;
The Urban Districts of Mirfield Marsden Slaithwaite Linthwaite
Lepton Kirkburton Honley Thurstonland New Mill
~ etherthong Holmfirth and; 20
The parishes of Fixby Clifton and Hartshead m the Rural
District of Halifax :
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation should be
authorised to purchase or take on lease tramways situate without
but adjacent to the Borough : 25
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation should be
authorised to work by mechanical as well as by animal power any
~ramways for the time being belonging or leased to them or over
which they may have any running powers:
And whereas it is expedient that further borrowing powers 30
be conferred on the Corporation for the purposes of this Act :
And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions in this
Act should be made :
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And ':hereas the objects aforesaid cannot be effected without
the authority of Parliament :
And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Corporation
for the purchase of land and for the construction of the tramways
-0 a.nd works by this Act authorised and such estimates are as
follows:
For the construction of the tramways two hundred and sixtyone
thousand two hundred and three pounds ;
For tramway purposes one hundred and thirty-eight thousand
10 one hundred and forty-seven pounds:
And whereas the several works included in such estimates
respectively are permanent works within the meaning of the two
hundred and thirty-fourth section of the Public Health Act
1875:
15 And whereas an absolute majority of the whole number of
the Council at a meeting held on the 9th day of November one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine after ten clear days'
notice by public advertisement of such meeting and of the purpose
thereof in the " Huddersfield Examiner and West Riding
20 Reporter" a newspaper published and circulating in the Borough
(such notice being in addition to the ordinary notices required
for su~moning such meeting) resolved that the expense in relation
to promoting the Bill for thi~ Act should be charged on the
Borough Fund of the Borough :
25 And whereas such resolution was published twice in the said
newspaper and has received the approval of the Local Government
Board:
And whereas the propriety of the promotion of the Bill
for this Act was confirmed by an absolute majority of the whole
30 number of the Council at a further special meeting held in purRuance
of a similar notice on the seventeenth day of January one thousand
nine hundred and being not less than fourteen days after the
deposit of the Bill in Parliament :
And whereas the owners and ratepayers of the Borough by
j5 resolution in the manner provided in the Third Schedule of the
4 The Huddersfield Corporation 'l.1ramu:ays Act 1900.
Public Health Act 187 5 consented to the promotion of the Bill for
this Act:
And whereas plans and sections showing the lines situation
and levels of the tramways and works by this Act authorised and
the lands in or through which they will be made and a book of 5
reference to those plans containing the names of the owners or
reputed owners lessees or reputed lessees and of the occupiers of
and describing such lands have. been deposited with the Clerk of the
Peace for the West Riding of the County of York and are in this
Act referred t-0 as the deposited Plans Sections and Book of 10
Reference:
:MAY rr THEREFORE PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY
· That it may be enacted AND BE IT ENACTED by the QuEEN's :MosT
EXCELLENT MAJESTY by and with the advice and consent of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament 15
assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is
to say):-
PAR'r !.-PRELIMINARY.
Short title. I. This Act may be cited as "'rlie Huddersfield Corporation
Tramways Act 1900." 20
Act divided into 2. This Act is divided into parts as follows :
Parts.
Incorporation of
general AQts.
Part I.-Preliminary ;
Part II.-Tramways ;
Part UL-Finance.
3. The following Acts and parts of Acts (that is to say):- 25
The Lands Clauses Acts except the provisions with respect to
the purchase of lands otherwise than by agreement of the Lands
Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 ;
Section 3 (Interpretation of terms) Section 19 (Local Authority
may lease or take tolls) and Parts II. and III. of the Tramways 30
Act 1870;
The Hudd~r.'ifield Curporation Tramway.'/ Act 1900. .5
so far as the same are applicable for the purposes of ancl not
varied by or in?onsistent with this Act are hereby incorporated with
this Act.
4. In this Act nuless the context otherwise requires:-
5 Terms to which meanings are assigned by any Act wholly or
partially incorporated with this Act have the same respective
meanings unless there be something in the subject or context
repugnant to such construction ;
" The Council " means the Town Council of the Borough ;
10 " The Tramways" means the tramways authoriseu by this
Act;
" The Corporation Tramways " includes the tramways authorised
by this Act and all tramways for the time being belonging
to leased to or run over by the Corporation ;
15 "Tramway Revenue " includes all revenue of the Corporation
arising from tramways;
" Mechanical power " includes steam electrical and every other
motive power not be1ng animal power;
"Engine" includes motor;
20 In this Act and in any of the former Acts m which the
expression occurs :
" Statutory Security " shall mean any security in which trustees
are for the time being by or under any Act of Parliament passed
or to be passed authorised to invest trust money ( except any
2:'> security of the Corporation) and any mortgage bond debenture
debenture stock Corporation stock or other security authorised
by or under any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed of any
local authority within the meaning of Section 34 of' the Locai
Loans Act 187 5 except the Corporation and except annuities r@t
30 charges and securities payable to bearer.
7 C
Interpretation of
terms.
Powe1· to ma.ke ·
tramways.
6 The Huddersfie/,d Corporation Tra.mways Act 1900.
p ART II.-TRAMWAYS.
5. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Corporation may
lay down use and maintain in the lines and situations and according
to the levels shown on the deposited plans and sections and
in all respects in accordance with those plans and sections the o
tramways hereinafter described with all necessary and proper rails
plates sleepers channels passages and tubes for ropes cables wires
and electric lines junctions turntables turnouts crossings passingplaces
stables carriage-houses engine boiler and dynamo houses sheds
buildings engines dynamos works and conveniences connected there- 10
with respectively.
rrhe following are the tramways hereinbefore referred to and
authorised by this Act :
Tramway No. 1 (about 4 miles 2 furlongs 8·44 chains in length
whereof 4 miles 4·44 chains will be single and 2 furlongs 4 chains l5
will be double) in the parishes of Lindley-cum-Quarmby in the
County Borough of Huddersfield Fixby in the Rural District of
Halifax Rastrick and Brighouse in the Borough of Brighouse and
Clifton in the said Rural District commencing in the said parish of
Lindley-cum-Quarmby by a junction with the existing tramway 20
of the Corporation in Halifax Road at the junction of Hollybank
Road with that Road passing thence along or over the said Halifax
Road a proposed new road leading from a point in the said Halifax
Road about 210 yards north-west of the boundary of the
County Borough of Huddersfield to New Hey Road (Branch) at its 25
junction with Halifax Old Road the said New Hey Road (Branch)
Crow Trees Lane Church Street Ogden Lane Rastrick Common
Gooder Lane Huddersfield Road Police Street and Wakefield
Road and there terminating in the said parish of Clifton at a point
about 37 yards south-east of George Street; 30
Tramway No. 2 (about 3 miles ·90 chains in length whereof
2 miles 5 furlongs 9·90 chains . will be single and 2 fw·longs I
chain will be double) in the parish of Huddersfield in the County
Borough of Huddersfield the said parish of Clifton the parish of
Hartshead in the Rural District of Halifax and the parish of 35-
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Mirfield in the Urban District of Mirfield and the parish of
Ravensthorpe in the Urban District of Ravensthorpe commencing
in the said parish of Huddersfield by a junction with the existing
tramway of the Corporation in Leeds Road North about 16 yards
5 north-east of Colne-Bridge Road passing thence along or over
the said Leeds Road North Cooper Bridge Road Dewsbury and
Elland Road East Thorp Lane and Park Bottom and terminating
in the said parishes of Mirfield and Ravensthorpe at a point
opposite the east side of Steanard Lane.
10 Tramway No. 3 (about 2 miles 4 furlongs 2·26 chains in length
whereof 2 miles 3 furlongs ·26 chains will be single and 1 furlong
2 chains will be double) in the parishes of Marsden in the
Urban District of Marsden Slaithwaite in the Urban District of
Slaithwaite and Linthwaite in the Urban District of Linthwaite
1.5 commencing in the said parish of Marsden in the Wakefield and
.Austerlands Road about 88 yards east of Fall Lane passing thence
along or over the said Wakefield and Austerlands Road and
there terminating in the said parish of Linthwaite by a junction
with the authorised Linthwaite tramway (now in course of con20
struction) about 3 yards north-east of the boundary between the
said parishes of Slaithwaite and Linthwaite at Kitchen Clough;
Tramway No. 4 (about 2 miles 7 furlongs 3·46 chains in length
whereof 2 miles 5 furlongs 8·46 chains will be single and 1
furlong 5 chains will be double) in the parishes of Dalton and
25 Almondbury in the said County Borough Lepton in the Urban
District of Lepton and Kirkburton in the Urban District of Kirkburton
commencing in the said parish of Dalton by a junction
with the existing tramway of the Corporation in '\V akefield Road
at the junction of that road with the Penistone and Huddersfield
30 Road passing thence along or over the latter road Dagley Lane
Ponty and North Road and there terminating in the said _parish
of Kirkburton about 34 yards north of Riley Lane;
Tramway Ne. 5 (about 3 miles 4 furlongs 8·13 chains in length
whereof 3 miles 3 furlongs ·13 chains will be single and I furlong
35 8 chains will be double) in the said parish of Almond bury the
parish of Honley in the Urban District Qf Hanley the parish of
Thurstonland in the Urban District of Thurstonland and the
parish of Fulstone in the Urban District of New Mill commencing
8 The Hwlder.:field Corporation Tr1.rnW'ays .Act 1900.
in the said parish of Almondbury by a junction with the existing
tramway of the Corporation at its termination in Woodhead Road
passing thence along or over the said "\V oodhead Road and_ :N" cw
Mill Road and terminating in the said parish of Fulstone in the
said New Mill Road about 22 yards north of its junction with the 5
road leading from Holmfirth to Penistone ;
Tramway No. 6 (about 4 miles 2 furlongs 7·73 chains in length
whereof 4 miles 6·73 chains will be single and 2 furlongs 1 chain
will be double) in the said parish of Hanley the parish of
N etherthong in the Urban District of N etherthong and the parishes 10
of Upperthong and Austonley in the Urban District of Holmfi.rth
commencing in the said parish of Hanley by a junction with the
proposed Tramway No. ;, in "\Voodhead Road at the junction
of New Mill Road with that road passing thence along or over
- the said Woodhead Road and there terminating in the said pa_...-jsh 15
of .Austonley about 7 yards south-west of Field End Lane.
Tramway No. 7 (about 1 furlong 4·66 chains in length whereof
1 furlong 1·66 chains will he single and 3 chains will be double)
wholly in the parish of Longwood in the said County Borough
commencing in Thornhill Road at the junction of Dark Lane and 20
Longwood Gate with that road passing thence along or over the
said Thornhill Road and Vicarage Road and there terminating at
a junction with an authorised tramway of the Corporation now in
course of construction at a point about 26 yards south-east of the
junction of the said Thornhill Road and Vicarage Road : 25
Tramway No. 8 a double line (about 9·96 chains in length)
wholly in the parish of Lockwood in the said County Borough
commencing in Lockwood Road at a point about 34 yards northeast
of Victoria Street passing thence along or over the said
Lockwood Road and there terminating by a junction with the 30
existing double line of tramway of the Corporation at a point
about 2-t yards south-west of the junction of Rashcliffe Hill Road
with that road ;
Tramway No. 9 a double line (about 2 furlongs 0·15 chains
in length) wholly in the said parish of Huddersfield commencing 35
at Folly Hall opposite Colne Road passing thence along or over
Chapel Hill and Buxton Road and there terminating by a
junction with the existing tramway of the Corporation at a
The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 9
point about 29 yards north-east of the junction of John Street
with that road.
Tramway No. 10 a double line (about 9·83 chams in length)
wholly in the said parish of Huddersfield commencing in John
5 William Street by a junction with the existing double line of
tramway of the Corporation· at a point about 33 yards north of
Northumberland Street passing thence along or over the said
John William Street and St. John's Road and there terminating
about 28 yards north of Fitzwilliam Street;
10 Tramway No. 11 a double line (about 2 furlongs 5·88 chains in
length) wholly in the said parish of Huddersfield commencing in
New North Road ' about 73 yards south-east of Fitzwilliam Street
West passing thence along or over the said New North Road
Westgate Railway Street and St. George's Square and there
15 terminating by a junction with the existing double line of
tramway of the Corporation about 36 yards west of John William
Street;
Tramway No. 12 a double line (about 1 furlong 7·02 chains in
length) wholly in the said parish of Huddersfield commencing in
20 Trinity Street about 6 yards north-west of Portland Street
passing thence along or over the said Trinity Street West Parade
and Westgate and there terminating by a junction with the
proposed Tramway No. 11 at a point about 26 yards east of
St. George's Street;
25 Tramway No. 13 (about 3 furlongs ·54 chains in length whereof
2 furlongs 1 ·19 chains will be single and 9·35 chains will be
double) wholly in the said parish of Huddersfield commencing in
Westgate by a junction with the proposed Tramway No. 11 at a
point about 15 yards west of Railway Street passing thence along
30 or over the said Westgate crossing New Street and along or over
Kirkgate and terminating at "The Shore" by a junction with
the existing tramway of the Corporation about 20 yards southwest
of Shore Head ;
Tramway No. 14 a double line (about 4 furlongs 2·64 chains
35 jn l~ngth) in the said parishes of Lockwood and Huddersfield
commencing in Thornton Road about 70 yards south-west of the
point where the River Colne crosses the said road passing thence
along or over the said Thornton Road and Manchester Road and
there terminating about 88 yards south-west of South Parade;
7 D
Certain tramways
not to be
constructed until
certain events.
10 The Huddersfie/,d Corporation Tramways Act 1900.
Tramway No. 15 (about 3 furlongs 6·36 chains in length
whereof 2 furlongs 8·27 chains will be single and 8·09 chains will
be double) wholly in the said parish of Huddersfield commencing
in Manchester Road by a junction with the proposed Tramway
No. 14 at the east end of Bankfield Road passing thence along or
over Outcote Bank Manchester Street and Market Street and
terminating by a junction with the proposed Tramway No. 11 at
the junction of Railway Street and Westgate .
.All of the proposed tramways shall be constructed on the same
gauge as the existing tramways of the Corporation that is to say on
a gauge of four feet seven and three quarter inches and there shall
not be run thereon carriages or trucks adapted_for use on railways.
6. Tramway No. 1 shall not be constructed unless and until the
proposed new street from Halifax Road to New Hey Road Branch
shall have been constructed and the tramways mentioned in the first
column of the following table shall not be constructed unless and
until the carriage-way of the streets or roads mentioned in the second
column thereof are so widened that a space of not less than nine feet
six inches shall intervene between the outside of the footpath on
either side of the road and the nearest rail of the tramway:
Tramways.
1
2
3
5
5
7
12
13
14
15
Streets or Roads.
Crow Trees Lane Ogden Lane Rastrick Common
and Gooder Lane.
Dewsbury and Elland Road.
W akefie]d and Auster lands Road.
Huddersfield and Woodhead Road.
New Mill District Main Road.
Thornhill Road.
West Parade.
Kirkgate.
Manchester Road.
Market Street.
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7. If the tramways by this Act authorised be not completed Period for
'thin th f II · · d ( h • ) completion of WI e o owmg peno s t at 1s to say :- tramways.
Tramway No. 1 within two years after the construction of
the said proposed new road ; and
5 The remaining tramways within seven years from the passing
of this Act;
then on the expiration of those respective periods the powers by
this Act granted to the Corporation for. constructing the same or
otherwise in relation thereto shall cease except as to so much of the
10 said tramways respectively as is then completed.
8. No part of the tramways shall be opened for public traffic Inspection by
until it has been inspected and certified to be fit for such traffic by Board of Trade
the Board of Trade.
9. If and whenever after the passing of this Act the Corpora- Tramways to be
15 tion alter the level of any road along or across which any part 'of :~~: ~r:1J~
any of the tramways is laid or authorised to be laid they may and
shall from time to time alter or (as the CBBe may be) lay their rails
so that the uppermost surface thereof shall be on a level with the
surface of the road as altered and any costs incurred in carrying out
20 any such alteration of the tramway consequent upon the alteration
of any road shall in the first instance be defrayed out of the income
derived from tramways.
10. The rails of the tramways shall be such as the Board of As to rails of
Trade may approve. tramways.
25 11. In addition to the requirements of Section 26 of The Further proTramways
Act 1870 the Corporation shall before they proceed to visiont~ as tof trconstruc
10n o amopen
or break up any road for the purpose of constructing laying ways.
down maintaining and renewing any of the tramways ( except for
the purpose of making. necessary repairs) lay before the Board of
30 Trade a . plan showing the proposed mode of constructing
laying down maintaining and renewing such tramways and a statement
of the materials intended to be used therein and the Corporation
shall not commence the construction laying down maintenance and
renewal of any of the tramways or part of any of the tramways
35 respectively (except for the purpose aforesaid) until such plan
and statement have been approved by the Board of Trade
and after such approval the works shall be executed in accordance
Penalty for not
maintaining rails
and roads.
Passing places to
be cunstrncted
where less than a
certain width
left between footway
and tramway.

Power to make
additional
crossings &c.
12 The Huddersfielil Oorpomtion Tramways Act 1900.
in all respects with such plan and statement A copy of
the said plan and statement so far as the same relate to
the tramways to be constructed in any district outside the Borough
shall at the same time as the said plan and statement are
laid before the Board of Trade be delivered by the Corporation to 5
the local authority of such district.
12. The Corporation shall at all times maintain and keep in
gooll condition and repair and so as not to be a danger or annoyance
to the ordinary traffic the rails of the tramways for the time being
belonging to them and the sub-structure upon which the same rest 10
and if the Corporation at any time fail to comply with this provision
or with the provisions of Section 28 of the Tramways Act 1870 they
shall be subject to a penalty not exMeding five pounds for every
day on which such non-compliance continues.
In case it is represented in writing to the Board of Trade by 15
twenty inhabitant ratepayers of the Borough or of the said Borough
of Brig house or of any of the said Urban Districts that the Corporation
have made default in complying with the provisions in this
section contained or with any of the requirements of Section 28 of
the Tramways .Act 1870 the Board of Trade may if they think fit 20
direct an inspection by an officer to be appointed by the said Board
and if such officer report that the default mentioned in such representation
has been proved to his satisfaction then and in every such
case a copy of such report cert,ified by a Secretary or an Assistant
Secretary of the Board of Trade may be adduced as evidence 25
of such default and of the liability of the Corporation to such
penalty or penalties in respect thereof as is or are by this section
imposed.
13. Where in any road in which a double line of Corporation
tramway is laid there shall be a less width between the outside of30
the footpath on either side of the road and the nearest rail of the
tramway than nine feet six inches the Corporation or other the
owner of such tramway shall and they are hereby required to construct
a passing place or places connecting the one tramway with
the other and by the means of such passing place or places the traffic 35
shall when necessary be diverted from one tramway to the other.
14. The Corporation may subject to the provisions of this .Act
make maintain alter and remove such crossings passing places
sidings junctions and other works in addition to those particularly
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specified in and authorised by this .A.et as they find necessary or
convenient for the efficient working of the Corporation tramways or
for· providing access to any warehouses stables or carriage-houses
depots engine-houses generating stations or works of the Corpora:
5 tion Provided that in the construction of any such works no rail
shall be so laid that a less space than nine feet six inches shall
intervene between it and the outside of the footpath on either side
of the road if one-third of the owners or one-third of the occupiers
of the premises abutting on the place where such less space shall
10 intervene shall by writing under their hands addressed and delivered
to the Corporation within three weeks after receiving from the
Corporation notice in writing of their intention express their
objection theretc,.
Provided also that no such work shall be constructed outside
15 the Borough except with the consent of the local and road authority
withiil whose jurisdiction such work would be constructed. The
request for such consent shall be made in writing under the hand of
the Town Clerk and shall be accompanied by a plan and section of
the work for which the consent is requested.
20 15. Where by reason of the execution of any work affecting Temporary tramthe
surface and soil of any road along which any of the tramways is :~: n~~::1:;.
laid it is in the opinion of the Corporation necessary or expedient
temporarily to remove or discontinue the use of such tramway or
any part thereof the Corporation may construct on the same or any
25 adjacent road and subject to the like conditions and in accordance
with the like regulations maintain so long as occasion may require a
temporary tramway or temporary tramways in lieu of the tramway
or part of a tramway so removed or discontinued.
16. The Corporation in any street in which they have laid Power to lay
d h · d I d · I 1· f t down double or 30 own or are aut or1se to ay own a smg e me o ramway may interlacing lines
with the consent of the Board of Trade in lieu thereof lay down a in place of single
bl I. . I . 1. f d . . lines and vice dou e me or an mter acmg me o tramway an m any street m versa..
which they have laid down or are authorised to lay down a double
line or an interlacing line of tramway they may with the like consent
35 of the Board of Trade in lieu thereof lay down a single line of tramway
and if at any time after the construction of any tramway of the
Corporation the street in which the same is laid has been or shall be
altered or widened the Corporation may take up and remove such
tramway or any part thereof and reconstruct the same in such
7 E
Corporation may
reduce width of
footway for con- structing tramway.

Local authority
to have access to sewers
Application of i
road material11
excavated in con- struction of
works.
14 The Huddersfield 001-poration Tramways Act 1900.
position in the said street as they think fit Provided that in the
exercise of the powers of this section no rail shall except with the
consent of the Board of Trade be so laid that a less space than nine
feet six inches shall intervene between such rail and the outside of
the footpath on either side of the road if one-third of the owners or 5
one-third of the occupiers of the houses shops or warehouses
abutting upon the place where such less space shall intervene shall
by writing under their hands addressed and delivered to the Corporation
within three weeks after receiving from the Corporation
notice in writing of their intention express their objection thereto. 10
17. For the purpose of constructing any tramway in any street
within the Borough the Corporation may increase the width of the
road way of such street by reducing the width of the footw~y on
each or either side of such street.
18. Every local authority_ shall at all times have free access to 15
and communication with all their sewers and drains and power
to lay lateral and private drains to communicate therewith without
the consent or concurrence of the Corporation and the provisions
contained in Sections 32 and 33 of the Tramways Act 1870 shall be
applicable in the case of any sewer or private drain of or under the 20
control of the local authority as if the same were a pipe for the
supply of gas or water.
19. Any paving metalling or material excavated by the
Corporation in the construction of the tramways from any road
under the jurisdiction or control of any road authority may be 25
applied by the Corporation so far as may be necessary in or
towards the reinstating of the road and the maintenance for six
months after completion of any of the tramways within the district
of such road authority of so much of the roadway on either side of
such tramways as the Corporation are by Section 28 of the 30
Tramways Act 1870 required to maintain and the Corporation shall
if so required deliver the surplus paving metalling or material not
used or required to be retained for the purposes aforesaid to the
surveyor of the road authority or to such person or persons as he
may appoint to receive the same Provided that if within seven days 35
after the setting aside of the surplus arising from the excavation of
any such paving metalling or material and notice duly given such
surplus is not removed by such surveyor or by some other person
The Hud,ders.field Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 15
named by him for that purpose such surplus paving metalling or
material shall absolutely vest in and belong to the Corporation and
may be dealt with removed and disposed of by them in such manner
as they may think fit Any difference between the Corporation and
5 any road authority or surveyor or other person with reference to
any of the matters aforesaid shall be settled by a referee to be
nominated by the Board of Trade on the application of either party.
20. The carriages used on the Corporation tramways may Pro"?8ione as to
d · th t t· d · · h f d d • motive power. unng e cons rue 10n an reconstruct10n t ereo an unng any
10 exceptional and temporary circumstances be moved by animal power
but except as aforesaid shall be moved by mechanical power subject
to the following prqvisions (that is to say):-
(1) The mechanical power shall not be used except with the
consent of and according t.o a system approved by the Board of
15 Trade;
(2) The Board of Trade shall make regulations (in this Act
referred to as " the Board of Trade regulations ") for securing to
the public all reasonable protection against danger arising from
the use under this Act of mechanical power on the tramways and
· 20 for regulating the use of electrical power ;
(3) The Corporation or any company or person using any
mechanical power on the tramways contrary to the provisions
of this Act or of the Board of Trade regulations shall for every
such offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds and
25 also in the case of a continuing offence to a furthe~ penalty not
exceeding five pounds for every day during which such offence is
continued after conviction thereof.
( 4) The Board of Trade if they are of opinion :-
(A) That the Corporation or such Company. or person
30 have or has made default in complying with the provisions
of this Act or of the Board of Trade regulations whether a
penalty in respect of such non-compliance has or has not been
recovered ; or
(H) That the use of mechanical power as authorised under
.35 this Act is a danger to the passengers or the public ;
may by order either direct the Corporation or such company ur
person to cease to use such mechanical power or permit the aame
Special provisions
as to use of
electrical power,
16 The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways A.et 1900.
to be continued only subject to such conditions as the Board of
Trade may impose and the Corporation or such company or person
shall comply with every such order In every such case the Board
of Trade shall make a special report to Parliament notifying the
making of such order. 5
21. The following provisions shall apply to the use of electrical
power under this Act unless such power is entirely contained in and
carried along with the carriages :-
(1) The Corporation shall employ either insulated returns or
uninsulated metallic returns of low resistance ; 10
(2) The Corporation shall take all reasonable precautions in
constructing placing and maintaining their electric lines and
circuits and other works of all descriptions and also in working
their undertaking so as not injuriously to affect by fusion or
electrolytic action any gas or water pipes or other metallic pipes 15
structures or substances or to interfere with the working of any
wire line or apparatus from time to time used for the purpose of
transmitting electrical power or of telegraphic telephonic or electric
signalling communication or the currents in such wire line or
apparatus ; 20
(3) The electrical power shall be used only in accordance with
the Board of Trade regulations and in such regulations provision
shall be made for preventing fusion or injurious
electrolytic action of or on gas or water pipes or other metallic
pipes structures or substances and for minimising as far as 25
is reasonably practicable injurious interference with the electric
wires lines and apparatus of other parties and the currents
therein whether such lines do or do not use the earth a.s a
return;
(4) The Corporation shall be deemed to take all reasonable 30
precautions against interference with the working of any wire line
or apparatus if and so long as they adopt and employ at the option
of the Corporation either such insulated returns or such uninsulated
metallic returns of low resistance and such other means of
preventing injurious interference with the electric wires lines and 35
apparatus of other parties and the currents therein as may be
prescribed by the Board of Trade regulations and in prescribing
The Huddersfield Corporatfon Tnonu;ays Act 1900. 17
such means the Board shall have regard to the expense involved
and to the effect thereof upon the commercial prospects of the
undertaking ;
(5) At the expiration of two years from the passing of this
5 Act the provisions of this section shall not operate to give any
right of action in respect of injurious interference with any
electric wire line or apparatus or the currents therein unless in
the construction erection maintaining and working of such wire
line and apparatus all reasonable precautions including the use of
10 an insulated return shall have been taken to prevent injurious
interference therewith and with the currents therein by or from
other electric currents ;
(6) If any difference arises between the Corporation and any
other party with respect to anything hereinbefore in this section
1.:, contained such difference shall unless the parties otherwise agree
be determined by the Board of Trade or at the option of the
Board by an arbitrator to be appointed by the Board and the
costs of such determination shall be in the discretion of the Board
or of the arbitrator as the case may be;
20 (7) The expression " Corporation " in this section sha11 include
lessees licensees and any person owning working or running
carriages over any tramway of the Corporation.
22. Subject to the prov1s10ns of this Act the Corporation Power to adapt
Tramways for
may exercise the following powers (that is to say):- the use of
30
33
mechanical
They ma.y make such alterations of the Corporation tramways p
ower.
or any part or parts thereof and may execute all such works on
or in connection therewith and in over or under the roads in
which the same are laid as may be necessary or expedient for
adapting the same to be worked by mechanical power and they
may lay down construct and maintain on in under or over the
surface of any road such posts conductors wires tubes mains plates
cables ropes and apparatus and may make and maintain such
openings and ways in on or under any such surface as may be
necessary or convenient either for the working of the Corporation
tramways or for connecting any of those tramways or for providing
7 F
Power to
attach brackets
&c. to buildings.
Corporation may
take up lines for
purposes of constructing
others.
18 The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900.
access to or forming connections with any generating station or
stations engines machinery or apparatus.
Provided that if the power affects any tramway not belonging
to the Corporation the consent of the owner and lessee (if any) of
such tramway shall be necessary to enable the Corporation to 5
exercise the power.
23. The Corporation may with the consent of the owner
of any building attach to that building such brackets wires and
apparatus as may be required for the working of the tramways
by mechanical power Provided that- 10
(1) Where in the opinion of the Corporation any consent under
this section is unreasonably refused they may appeal to a petty
sessional court who shall have power to allow the attachment
subject to such terms as to compensation or rent and otherwise
as they may think reasonable in the circumstances or to disallow 15
the same and may determine by which of the parties the costs of
the appeal are to be paid;
(2) Any consent of an owner and any order of a petty sessional
court under this section shall not have effect after the owner
ceases to be in possession of the building but any attachments 20
fixed under the provisions of this section shall not be removed
until the expiration of three months after any subsequent owner
shall have given to the Corporation notice in writing requiring
the attachments to be removed Where such notice is given the
preceding provisions of this section shall apply and the petty 25
sessional court shall have the same powers as under proviso (I) ;
(3) The owner may require the Corporation to temporarily
remove the attachments where necessary during any reconstruction
or repair of the building.
For the purposes of this section any occupier of a building 30
whose tenancy exceeds one year unexpired and in the case of any
other tenancy the person receiving the rack rent shall be deemed
to be the owner.
24. The Corporation for the purposes of constructing any
tramway made under the powers of this Act in any street whether 35
The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 19
within or without the Borough may take up remove or dispose of or
if thought fit nray appropriate and use in the construction of that
tramway any existing tramway of the Corporation in such street.
25. Carriages or trucks adapted for use on railways shall not Amendment of r: • former Acts as to
i> be run on any tramways authorised by any of the former .Acts and narrow places.
in every enactment of the former .Acts which provides that no
tramway shall be laid so that for a distance of thirty feet or npwards
a less space than ten feet and six inches shall intervene between the
outside of the footpath on either side of the road and the nearest
10 rail of the tramway the space of nine feet and six inches shall be
substituted for the space of ten feet and six inches.
26. The proVIs1ons of the former Acts with reference to the Repeal and
gauge of the tramways thereby authorised are hereby repealed. Af mendn::entts of to , ormer ..,.,c as
The authorised gauge of all tramways authorised to be con- gauge.
15 structed by the former .Acts shall be four feet seven and threequarter
inches.
27. All works to be executed by the Corporation in any road Mechanical powPr works to be subfor
working the tramways by mechanical power in pursuance of ject to Section 30
the powers of this .A.et shall be deemed to be works of a tram- fcfi~70.ays
20 way subject in all respects to the provisions of Section 30 of
Tlie Tramways .A.et 1870 as if they had been therein expressly
mentioned.
28. The provisions of Sub-sections (1) (2) (3) (4) (9) (10) teFort_tne pfroh- c 1on o t e (11) and (13) of Section 18 (For the protection of the London and London and
25 North ·western Railway Company) of the Huddersfield Tramways ~ 0
tfa!:t:
and Improvements .A.et 1890 shall so far as applicable extend and an~ Yorkshire
apply to the Tramways by this .A.et authorised so far as they cross ~:~;:!ies.
over or under any railway sidings canal towing path or works
jointly owned by the London and North Western Railway Company
30 and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company or separately
by either of those Companies and the provisions of Section 10 (For
the protection of the London and North Western Railway Company)
For the further
protection of the
London and
North Western
Rnilwny
Company.
For the fnrtlwr
protection of the
Lancnshire nnrl
York;,hire Railwa.v
C'ompnny. ·
20 The Hudde1·~field Corporation Train1cays Art 1900. '
of the Huddersfield Corporation Act 1897 shall so far as applicable
extend and apply and be binding upon the Corporation in exercising
the powers contained in the Sections of this Act the marginal
notes whereof are respectively "Corporation may take up lines
for purposes of constructing others " and " Amendment of former 5
Acts as to narrow places" where the alterations of the Corporation
tramways or the works connected therewith pass over
any railway tunnel or bridge carrying any road or place over
the railway sidings canal towing path or works respectively
jointly owned by the London and North Western Railway Com-10
pany and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company or
separately by either of those Companies.
29. The following provisions for the protection of the London
and North Western Railway Company (hereinafter referred to as
"the North Western Company") shall be in force and have 15
effect:-
N o additional crossing passing place siding junction turnout
or other work shall be made for or in connection with so much
of Tramway No. 4 as will extend over the distance in front of the
entrances to the North Western Company's passenger and goods 20
stations at Kirkburton and as will extend for a length of· ten
yards at each end of such respective distances and no tramcar
or other carriage or vehicle used on the said Tramway No. 4 shall
without the consent of the North Western Company under their
common seal be stopped or permitted to be stopped within such 25
respective distances or lengths except for and only for so long as
may be absolute}.}:' necessary for the purposes of setting down and
taking up passengers.
30. For the further protection of the Lancashire and Yorkshire
Railway Company (in this section referred to as "the Company ") 30
the following provisions shall have effect (that is to say):-
(1) Nothing in this Act shall prejudice or affect the exercise
l)y the Company of the powers conferred upon them by the
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Act 1897 with respect to
The Huddersfield Corporation Tram1cays At}t 1900. 21
the diversion or alteration of Gooder Lane Brighouse· in connection
with the widening of the Company's main line of railway
by that Act authorised and any increased expense which the
Company may be put to in carrying into execution the powers
5 conferred upon them by the said Act by reason of the exercise
of any of the powers of this Act shall be repaid to the Company
by the Corporation;
(2) Whenever and S<;> often as the Company shall require under
their existing powers to lengthen strengthen reconstruct alter or
1 0 repair any bridge over which any tramway of the Corporation is
laid or the approaches thereto and they shall find it necessary for
effecting any of snch purposes that the working and user of any
of the said tramways over any such bridge or approaches shall be
wholly _or partly stopped or delayed, or that the tramways or any
apparatus connected therewith shall be wholly or in part tem15
porarily diverted taken up or removed and shall except in
cases of emergency give to the Corporation seven clear
days' notice in writing requiring such stoppage delay or
diversion taking up or removal the working or user of
the tramways shall be stopped or delayed or the tram20
ways or apparatus shall be diverted or taken up or
removed accordingly by and at the expense in all things of the
Corporation and under the superintendence of the engineer of the
Company (if such engineer shall giye such superintendence) and
the Company shall not be liable for any compensation claims
25 demands damages costs and expenses for or in respect of such
stoppage or delay or in any way relating thereto In cases of·
emergency or in other cases if the Corporation after such notice
make default in diverting taking up or removal of any such tramway
or apparatus the Company may at the expense of the
30 Corporation effect such diversion taking up or removal Any
stoppage or delay diversion taking up or removal required or
effected by the Company under this section shall only be for such
time as shall be absolutely necessary to enable the Company to effect
the purpose for which the same shall be so required or effected.
35 (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or shown
7 G
!<'or the protection
of the Calder and
Hebble N avigation.

22 The Huddersfield Corporation Trarnway.~ Act 1900.
on the deposited plans and sections Tramway No. 1 shall be so
constructed that opposite the entrances to the Company's station
at Gooder Lane Brighouse and for a distance of ten yards on each
side thereof a space of at least 9 feet 6 inches shall intervene
between the outside of the footpath on the north-wesL side of the I>
road and the nearest rail of the tramway and in working Tramway
No. 1 no tram car or other vehicle used thereon shall without the
consent in writing of the Company under their common seal be
stopped or permitted to be stopped in front of the entrances to
the said station or within a distance of ten yards on either side 10
thereof except only for so long as may be absolutely necessary
for the purpose of setting down and taking up passengers.
( 4) If any difference shall arise under this section between the
Corporation and the Company touching anything to be done or
omitted to be done or not to b_e done or the reasonableness of any 15
requirements or of any charges or in any manner in connection
with the foregoing provisions of this section the matter in
difference shall unless otherwise agreed be determined by a
referee to be nominated by the Board of Trade under Section 33
of the Tramways Act 1870. 20
31. The following provisions shall unless otherwise agreed
between the Corporation or any local authority exercising the
powers of the Act as the .case may be in this section calJed " The
Tramway Authority" and the Company of Proprietors of the Calder
and Hebble Navigation (hereinafter called the "Canal Company") 25
apply and have effect for the pr_otection of the Canal Company (that
is to say):-
(1) In constructing laying down or maintaining any tramway
by this Act authorised or in reconstructing or in altering
any tramway or in exercising any of the powers of this 30
Act for adapting any tramway for working by mechanical
power the tramway authority shall not interfere with or injure
the permanent structure or masonry of any bridge over the
Calder and Hebble Navigation which is maintainable by the
Canal Company and they shall not in the case of any bridge 31:>
The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 23
over the canal (whether maintainable by the Canal Company
or not) cause any damage to the canal or towing paths thereof
or reduce or diminish the span or headway under any bridge or
cause any interruption to or interference with the passage or
5 conduct of traffic along the canal or towing-paths;
(2) The tramway authority shall not ( except with the
previous consent in writing of the Canal Company) place
construct erect lay down or m~ke any works for working any
tramways by mechanical power . (hereinafter referred to as
10 " mechanical appliances " ) along or aCl'oss the canal or towingpaths
thereof or other property of the Canal Company except
on or over a public roadway over any bridge on the canal and
subject to the other provisions of this section;
(3) Before the tramway authority commence to construct or
15 lay down any tramways or to place construct erect lay down or
make any mechanical appliances on or over any bridge on the
canal which is maintainable by the Canal Company they shall
submit plans and sections of their intended works to the Canal
Company for approval and such works shall be constructed
20 according to plans and sections previously approved by the Canal
Company and under the superintendence and to the reasonable
satisfaction of their engineer provided that if the Canal Company
do not signify in writing their approval or disapproval of or their
_ r~quirements with reference to any plans and sections within
25 twenty-one days after the same shall have been submitted to them
they shall be deemed to have approved thereof;
( 4) If any injury damage leakage waste interruption or interference
as in the first subsection hereof mentioned shall arise or
be occasioned at any time by the works or operations of the
30 tramway authority the tramway authority shall forthwith make
good or remove the same at their own expense or the Canal
Company may after notice in writing in that behalf to the tramway
authority do so at the expense of the tramway authority and
the tramway authority shall repay to the Canal Company on
35 demand all costs and ,expenses reasonably incurred by them in
so doing and all loss or damage sustained by the Canal Company
For the protection
of the Wakefield
Corporation.
24 The Huddersfield Corporat-ion Tranui:ays Act 1900.
in consequence of such injury damage leakage waste interruption
or interference ;
(5) Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Canal Company
from maintaining repairing and when necessary altering or reconstructing
any bridge on or over which any works of the tram- 5
way authority may exist without being liable to the tramway
authority or any parties making or using such works for any loss
injury damage expense or interruption of traffic which may
necessarily arise in connection with the maintenance repair
alteration or reconstruction of such bridge and any 10
additional expense incurred by the Canal Company m
the maintenance repair alteration or reconstruction of
any such bridge or the roadway over the same by reason or m
consequence of the existence of any mechanical appliances
thereon not forming part of a tramway laid thereon shall be 15
repaid to the Canal Company by the tramway authority provided
that all such operations shall be executed by the Canal Company
in such manner as to cause no unnecessary interruption or inconvenience
to the traffic of the tramways ;
(6) I£ any difference shall arise between the tramway 20
authority and the Canal Company or their respective engineers
with respect to any plans or sections to be submitted as aforesaid
or the mode of executing any works or as to any additional
expense incurred by the Canal Company as aforesaid or as to any
costs expenses loss or damage provided for in this section such 25
difference shall be referred to and determined by arbitration by an
engineer to be appointed by the Board of Trade on the application
of the tramway authority or the Canal Company . .
32. For the protection of the Mayor Aldermen and Citizens
of the City of Wakefield (in this section called "the Vv akefield 30
Corporation") the following provisions shall have effect unless
otherwise agreed on in writing between the Corporation and the
Wakefield Corporation :-
(1) The provisions of Sections 30 and 32 of the Tramways .Act
1870 shall for the purposes of this Act extend and apply to the 35
The Huddersfield Corporat£on Tranuvays Act 1900. 25
water mains pipes and apparatus of the Wakefield Corporation
and shall be construed as if the Wakefield Corporation were
mentioned in the said sections in addition to company society
body or person ;
5 (2) If for the purpose of executing any repairs to or renewals
of the water mains pipes and apparatus of the Wakefield Corporation
it shall become necessary that the working or user of any
portion of the tramways shall be wholly or in part stopped or
delayed and the Wakefield Corporation shall except in cases of
10 emergency give to the Corporation three clear days' notice in
writing requiring such stoppage or delay the working or user of
such portion ~f the tramways shall be stopped or delayed accordingly
but only for so long as may be absolutely necessary for
effecting such repairs or renewals and the Wakefield Corporation
15 shall not be liable for any compensation claim demand damages
costs or expenses for or in respect of such stoppage or delay ;
(3) The works authorised by this Act shall be so constructed
maintained and used as not to cause damage to the said water
mains pipes and apparatus and if at any time hereafter any
20 damage be in any manner caused to such water mains pipes or
apparatus in consequence of the construction non-repair or user of
the said works all loss costs damages and expenses which the.
Wakefield Corporation may reasonably incur or be put to in
respect thereof shall be paid to them by the Corporation ;
25 ( 4) If any difference shall arise between the Corporation and
the Wakefield Corporation or their respective engineers as to the
true intent and meaning of this section or the mode of giving
effect thereto the same shall be determined by arbitration by an
engineer to be appointed (unless agreed on) by the Board of
30 Trade on the application of either party after notice in writing to
the other of them.
33. For the protection and be~fit of the Mayor Aldermen For the protection
dB f h B h f B . h (. h" . all d of the Brighouse an urgesses o t e oroug o rig ouse m t 1s sect10n c e Corporation.
" the Brighouse Corporation ") the following provisions shall unless
7 H
26 The Huddersfield O<>rporation Tramwa,ys Act 1900.
otherwise agreed between the Brighouse Corporation and the Corporation
apply and have effect (that is to say):-
(1) The parts of any road whioh the Corporation are by
the Tramways Act 1870 required 1·to keep in good condition
and repair shall be paved by them with eight-inch best local setts 5
of a size and description and in a manner to be reasonably
approved by the Surveyor to the Brighouse Corporation ;
(2) The Corporation shall if it be necessary put down at such
places along the tramways in the Borough of Brighouse as may
be suitable grids and drains communicating with the sewers or 10
other receptacle to prevent the accumulation of water on the
tramways;
(3) The size position design and construction of all posts and
standards erected in the Borough of Brighouse shall be such as
the Brighouse Corporation may reasonably approve; 15
Provided that(A)
If before the erection of any such posts and standards in
the Borough of Brighouse the Corporation deliver to the Brighouse
Corporation a drawing with a description of the same
and a plan showing the proposed position thereof and the 20
Brighouse Corporation do not within fourteen days give notice
to the Corporation of any objection the Brighouse Corporation
shall be taken to have agreed to the size position and design
and construction of such posts and standards as shown by the
said drawing description and plan ; and 25
(n) If any post or overhead wire becomes owing to the
construction of any new road or otherwise in the opinion of
the Brighouse Corporation an obstruction the Corporation shall
after receiving not less than three months' notice alter the
position thereof in such manner as the Brighouse Corporation 25
reasonably direct;
(4) The Brighouse Corporation shall upon gIVmg not les::1
than fourteen days' notice to the Corporation of their desire
'l.'ke Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 27
k> do so have the right to use any posts and standards
erected in the streets within their area for the support of any
gas lamp belonging to the Brighouse Corporation or to any
contractor with them for the lighting of street lamps or for the
5 support of any fire alarms street name-plates or otherwise to
utilise the same for any purpose they may deem useful or convenient
Provided that ih the exercise of the powers of this
sub-section no damage or inconvenience shall be caused to such
posts or standards and no obstruction or interference shall be
10 caused to or with the working by the Corporation of the
undertaking ;
(5) All such posts and standards and other works erected by
the Corporation in any street as are usually painted shall be
painted by the Corporation with good oil paint of a colour or
15 colours to be approved by the Brighouse Corporation at least
once in every three years ;
(6) No advertisements shall be placed upon any such post
standards or other fixed property of the Corporation in any
street except advertisements relating to the working and use of
20 the tramways;
(7) The provisions of Sections 30 31 32 and 33 of tl1e Tramways
Act 1870 shall extend and apply to the sewers mains pipes
tubes wires and apparatus of the Brighonse Corporation as if
such Brighouse Corporation were a Company within the meaning
25 of those provisions ;
(8) Any question ar1smg between the Brighouse Corporation
or the Corporation with reference to this section or anything to
be done or not to be done thereunder shall be determined by
arbitration The arbitrator unless otherwise agreed upon shall be
30 appointed by the Board of Trade.
34. The provisions of the last preceding section shall extend For the protection
and apply mutatis mutandis for the benefit of the several Urban and ~u~!b~~s:~!t
Rural Districts in which any portion of any of the tramways shall be Councils.
constructed and to the Councils of those respective Districts.
For protection of
the Postma.sterGenera.l.

28 The Huddersfield Corporation Tramways .Act 1900.
36. (A) Notwithstanding anything in this Act contained if
any of the works authorised to be executed by this Act involves
or is likely to involve any alteration of any telegraphic line
belonging to or used by the Postmaster-General the provisions of
Section 7 of the Telegraph Act 1878 shall apply (instead of the 5
provisions of Section 30 of the Tramways Act 1870) to any such
alteration.
(B) In the event of any of the Corporation tramways being
worked by electricity the following provisions shall have effect : -
(1) The Corporation shall construct their electric lines and 10
other works of all descriptions and shall work their undertaking
in all respects _with due regard to the telegraphic lines from time
to time used or intended to be used by Her Majesty's PostmasterGeneral
and the currents in such telegraphic lines and shall use
every reasonable means in the construction of their electric lines 15
and other works of all descriptions and the working of their
undertaking to prevent injurious affection whether by induction
or otherwise to such telegraphic lines or the currents therein If
any question arises as to whether the Corporation have constructed
their electric lines or other works or work their under- 20
taking in contravention of this sub-section such question shall be
determined by arbitration and the Corporation shall be bound to
make any alterations in or additions to their system which may be
directed by the arbitrator.
(2) If any telegraphic line of the Postmaster-General is inju- 25
riously affected by the construction by the Corporation of their
electric lines and works or by the working of the undertaking of
the Corporation the Corporation shall pay the expense of all such
alterations in the telegraphic lines of the Postmaster-General as
may be necessary to remedy such injurious affection ; 30
(3) (A) Before any electric line is laid down or any act or
work for working the tramways by electricity is done within ten
yards of any part of a telegraphic line of the PostmasterGeneral
(other than repairs or the laying of lines crossing the
line of the Postmaster-General at right angles at the point of 35
shortest distance and so continuing for a distance of six feet
The Huddersfield Col'poration Trainway/'J Act 1900. 29
on each side of such point) the Corporation or their agents
not more than twenty-eight nor less than fourteen days before
commencing the work shall give written notice to the PostmasterGeneral
specifying the course of the line and the nature of the
5 work including the gauge of any wire and the Corporation and
their agents shall conform with such reasonable requirements
(either general or special) as may from time to time be made by
the Postmaster-General for the purpose of preventing any
telegraphic line of the Postmaster-General from being injuriously
10 affected by the said act or work.
(n) Any difference which arises between the PostmasterGeneral
and the Corporation or their agents with respect to .any
requirements so made shall be determined by arbitration.
( 4) In the event of any contravention of or wilful non-com15
pliance with this section by the Corporation or their agents the
Corporation shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten pounds for
every day during which such contravention or non-compliance
continues or if the telegraphic communication is wilfully
interrupted not exceeding fifty pounds for every day on which
20 such interruption continues.
(5) Provided that nothing in this section shall subject the
Corroration or their agents to a fine under this section if
they satisfy the court having cognisance of the case that the
immediate doing of the act or execution of the work was
25 required to avoid an accident or -otherwise was a work of
emergency and that they forthwith served on the postmaster
or sub-postmaster of the postal telegraph office nearest to the
place where the act or work was done a notice of the execution
thereof stating the reason for doing or executing the same
30 without previous notice;
( 6) For the purposes of this section a telegraphic line of the
Postmaster-General shall be deemed to be injuriously affected
by an act or work if telegraphic communication by means of
such line is whether through induction or otherwise in any
35 manner affected by such act or work or by any use made of
such work;
7 I
Powers of sale
leasing working
&c.
30 The lludlie1·efield 0011,oration 'l.1niinways A.et 1900.
(7) For the purposes of this section and subject as therein pro,~
vided Sections 2 10 11 and 12 of the Telegraph Act 1878 shall be
deemed to be incorporated with this Act;
(8) The expression "electric line " has the same meaning m
this section as in the Electric Lighting Act 1882;
(9) Any question or difference arising under this section which
is directed to be determined by arbitration shall be determined by
an arbitrator appointed by the Board of Trade on the application
of either party whose decision shall be final and Sections 30 to 82
both inclusive of the Regulation of Railways Act 1868 shall applf:
in like manner as if the Corporation or their agents were a Company
within the meaning of that .A.et;
(10) Nothing in this section contained shall be held to deprive
the Postmaster-General of an;· existing right to proceed against
the Corporation by indictment action or otherwise in relation ro 16
any of the matters aforesaid ;
(11) In this section the expression "the Corporation" includes
their lessees and any person owning working or running carriages
on any of the Corporation tramways.
36.-(1) The Corporation and any adjacent Urban District2()
Council respectively may with the consent of the Board of ~de
enter into and carry into effect contracts and agreements with
respect to the purchase sale lease and working by the contracting
parties of all or any of their respective tramways whether
within or without the Borough and for any of those purposes the 26
Urban District Council may apply their District Funds and General
District Rates and with the sanction of the Board of Trade may
borrow moneys on the security thereof under and according to the
provisions of the rrramways Act 1870.
(2) The proceetls of any such sale made and any fine or 80
premium on any such lease granted shall be applied by the Authority
making or granting tlie same towards the discharge of any principal
moneys for the time being owi11 g by them on the security of the
fund and rate on the socurit)r of w Lich such moneys were borrowed or
The H1tddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 31
if no such principal moneys be owing shall be carried to the account of
such fund or rate The said proceeds shall not be applicable to the
payment of instalments or to payments into the sinking fund except
to the extent and upon s1:1ch terms as the Local Government Board
5 may approve.
37. Notwithstanding anything in the Tramways .Act 1870 to Power to Corthe
contrary the Corporation may place and run carriages on and Pt oration to work
ra.mways.
may work and may demand and take tolls and charges in respect
of the Corporation tramways and in respect of the use of such
10 carriages and may provide such stables buildings carriages trucks
harness engines machinery apparatus horses steam cable electric
and other plant appliances and conveniences as may be requisite or
expedient for the convenient working or user of the said tramways
by animal or mechanical power but nothing in this section shall
1 [l empower the Corporation to construct any station for generating
electrical power nor to create or permit a nuisance.
38. Subject to the provisions of this .Act the Corporation may Lands for
appropriate and use the lands described in the Schedule to this gtent~rating
s a ions .
.Act for the purpose of constructing thereon a station or stations for
20 generating electrical energy and for providing and working thereon
engines dynamos and other electrical plant and works but ·nothing
in this .Act shall authorise the Corporation to generate electrical
energy elsewhere than on the lands so described.
If the Corporation appropriate for purposes of this .Act any
25 lands acquired under the powors of any former Act they shall debit
the account for which the said lands are appropriated with a
reasonable sum by way of purchase money for the said lands and
shall carry that sum to the credit of the fund out of which the said
lands were acquired.
30 39. The tramways may be used for the purpose of conveying Traffic upon
tramways. passengers animals goods minerals and parcels.
40. The Corporation shall not be bound to carry unless they Corporation not
think fit any animals goods minerals or parcels other than passengers bon:d to carry
luggage not exceeding twenty-eight pounds in weight provided that goo a.
35 no preference shall be given by the Corporation to any person or
Provision as to
carriage of
animals goods
&c. in separate
carriages.
Tramways.to form
part of tramway
undertaking of
the Corporation.
Payment of tolls.
Passengers'
luggage.
As to fares on
Sunday or
holidays.
Cheap fares for
labouring classes.
32 The H1tddersfieul Oorpcrration Tramways Act 1900.
persons in respect of the carriage of any such animals goods n•iNa:911,
or parcels.
41. In case the Corporation carry animals goods minerala w
parcels they may and as respects any tramway outside the Borough
when required by the local authority shall carry the same in
separate carriages or separate parts of carriages set apart for -that
purpose provided that this provision shall not apply t.o the
carriage of passengers luggage.
42. Subject to the provisions of this Act the tramways eha1l
for all purposes including the levying of tolls rates and charges be
deemed to form part of the tramway undertaking of the Corporation.
43. 'rhe tolls and charges by this Act authorised shall
be paid to such persons and at such places upon or near to the
tramways and in such manner and under such regulations as the
Corporation may by notice to be annexed to the list of tolls and
charges appoint.
44. Every passenger travelling upon the Corporation tramways
may take with him his personal luggage not exceeding
twenty-eight polmds in weight without any charge being made
for the carriage thereof All such personal luggage shall be carried
by hand and at the responsibility of the passenger and shall not
occupy any part of a seat nor be of a form or description to
annoy or inconvenience other passengers.
45. The Corporation shall not take or demand on Sunday
or any public holiday any higher fares or charges than those levied
by them on ordinary week days.
46.-(1.) 'l'he Corpo1·ation at all times after the opening of
the tramways for public traffic shall and they are hereby required to
run a proper and sufficient service of carriages for artisans
mechanics and daily labourers each way every morning and every
eveniug (Sundays Christmas Day and Good Friday always excepted)
at, such hours not heing later than eight in the morning or earlier
than five in the evening respectively as may be most convenient
for such workmen going to and returning from their work at fares
not exceeding one halfpenny for every mile or fraction of that
The Huddersfield Corpomtion Tramways Act 1900. 33
distance. On Saturdays the Corporation in lieu of running such
carriages after five o'clock in the evening shall run the same at such
hours between noon and two o'clock in the afternoon as may be
most convenient for the said purposes.
(2.) If complaint is made to the Board of Trade that such proper
and s1ifficient service is not provided the Board after considering the
circumstances of the locality may by order direct the Corporation
to provide such service as may appear to the Board to be
reasonable.
(3.) The Corporation shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding
five pounds for every day during which they fail to comply with
any Order under this section.
47. If at any time after three years from the opening for Pez:i~dical • . revision of rates public traffic of the tramways or any port10n thereof or after and charges.
three years from the date of any order made in pursuance
of this Section in respect of the tramways or any portioD
thereof it is represented in writing to the Board of Trade by
twenty inhabitant ratepayers of the Borough or by the Corporation
of the said Borough of B1·ighouse or by any of the said Urban District
Councils or by the Corporation that under the circumstances then
existing all or any of the rates and charges demanded and taken in
respect of the traffic on the tramways or on such portion should be
revised the Board of 1,rade may (if they think fit) direct an inquiry
by a referee to he appointed by the said Board in accordance
with the provisions of the 1'ramways Act 1870 and if the referee
reports that it has been proved to his satisfaction that all or any
of the rates and charges should be revised the said Board may
make an Order in writing altering modifying reducing or increasing
all or any of the rates and charges to be demanded and taken
in respect of the traffic on the tramways or on such portion of the
tramways in such manner as they think fit and thenceforth such
Order shall be observed until the same is revoked or modified by
an Order of the Board of 1'rade made in pursuance of this Section
Provided always that the rates and charges prescribed hy any such
Order shall not exceed in amount the rates and charges by this
Act authorised Provided also that a copy of this Section shall be
annexed to every table or list of rates published or exhibited by the
Corporation.
By-law~.
Amendment of
the Tramways
Act 1870 as to
by-laws by
Corporaticn.
34 The Httdders.field Corporation Tramways Act 1900.
48. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Board of Trade
may make by-laws with regard to any of the tramways upon which
mechanical power may be used for all or any of the following purposes
(that is to say):-
For regulating the use of any bell whistle or other warning 5
apparatus fixed to the engine or carriages;
For regulating the emission of smoke or steam from engines
used on the tramways ;
For providing that engines and carriages shall be brought to
a stand at the intersection of cross streets and at such places 10
and in such cases of horses being frightened or of impending
danger as the Board of Trade may deem proper for securing
safety;
For regulating the entrance to exit from and accommodation
in the carriages used on the tramways and the protection of 15
passengers from the machinery of any engine used for drawing
or propelling such carriages ;
For providing for the due publicity of all by-laws and Board
of Trade regulations in force for the time being in relation to
the tramways by exhibition of the same in conspicuous places 20
on the carriages and elsewhere.
Any person offending against or committing a breach of any of
the by-laws made by the Board of Trade under the authority of
this Act shall be liable to a · penalty not exceeding forty
shillings. 25
49. The prov1s10ns of The Tramways Act 1870 relating to
the making of by-laws by the Corporation with respect to the rate
of speed to be observed in travelling on the tramways shall not
authorise the Corporation to make any by-laws sanctioning a higher
rate of speed than that authorised by the Board of Trade regulations 30
at which engines are to be driven or propelled on the tramways
under the authority of this Act but the Corporation may if they think
fit make by-laws under the provisions of the Tramways Act 1870
for restricting the rate of speed to a lower rate than that so
authorised. 35
50. All orders regulations and hy-lu,ws made by the Boa.rd of
Trade under the aut,hority of this Act shall be signed by a Secretary
or an Assistant Secretary of the Board.
Orders &c. of the
Board of Trade.
51. Any penalty mider this Act or under any byMlaws or Rooovery of
pw1a.lties. 5 regulations made under this Act may be recovered in manner
provided by the Summary ,lnrisdiction .A.cts.
52. Upon the expiration of twelve months after the opening
of Tramway No. 3 for public traffic so much of that trarrnva.y
as vvill be situate in the urban district of Linthwaite shall by virtue . '
10 of this Act vest in the Urban District Council of Linthwaite and
that Council sha11 have and may exercise in respect thoreof all
such and the like rights powers awl privileges as if the same had
been part of the tramway authorised hy the Linthwaite rrramway
Order 1898 provided tliat. during the eonthmance of the existing
15 agreement between the Corporation and the said Council dated
the twenty-third day of ;June one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-nine the Corporation may ,vithout, any payment therefor
to the said Council run engines and carriages with flanged wheels
over and use the said portion of tramway and may work the same
20 11nd demand and take tolls and charges for the use of such
carriages tbe Corporation dming the continuance of the said Agreement
maintaining the saicl tramway in accordance with the provisions
of Section 28 of the 1rrannvn,ys Act 1870 .
AP. to traruwav in
Linthwaite. •
. 53. The Corporation on tlrn one hand and the :Mayor Power t.o enter
into working 25 Aldermen and Burges::,:es of the Borongh of Brighouse and the said agreement8 with
1-r b I)" · (' ·1 c J ' b h I Urban Difitriet J r an .. rntrict Amncis or any o,. t rnrn on tJHl ot .er · am may Couneik
enter into agreements for or in relation to all or any of the following
purposes with respect to any tramway8 owned or leased hy them
res1wctivelv (that is to sav) :- t-' '"} I
30 'rhe construction maintenance and management thereof
The use aml ·working thereof
'l'he exercise of running power~, thereover
The h1torclmnge of traffic thereon
The fixing subject to the authorised rates and charges and the
As to conveyance
of mails.
Incorporation of
certain sections of
the Act of 1897.
Provision as to
general Tramway
Acts.
36 'l'he Hwldersfield Cm'J)oration Tramways Act 1900.
collecting and apportionment of the tolls rates charges receipts
and revenues levied taken or arising in respect of traffic thereon.
The supply under any agreement for any tramway of the Corporation
being worked and used by the said Corporation of-Brighouse
or by any of the said Urban District Councils of rolling 5
stock or motive power and plant necessary for the purposes of
such agreement.
54. Notwithstanding any provision in any Provisional Order
relating to any of the existing tramways The Conveyance of :Mails
Act 1893 shall extend and apply to all the tramways of the 10
Corporation as if the same had been authorised by an Act of
Parliament passed after the first day of January one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-three and to the Corporation as the body or
person owning or working such tramways.
55. The following sections of the Act of 1897 (that is to say) :-15
Section 25 (Power to acquire additional lands by ageeement) ;
Section 26 (Consideration for such acquisition); and
Section 27 (Restriction on displacing persons of labouring
class);
shall extend and apply to and for the purposes of the tramways by 20
this Act authorised as if those sections had been re-enacted in this
Act with special reference thereto.
In construing the said Section 27 for the purposes of this Act
the expression "House" shall mean any tenement separately occupied
by any person or persons. 25
56. Nothing in this Act contained shall exempt the Corporation
or the tramways from the provisions of any general Act relating to
tramways now in force or which may hereafter pass during this or
any future Session of Parliament or from any future revision or
alteration under the authority of Parliament of the maximum rates 30
or charges authorised in respect of any of the tramways.
The HiuUersfielll Corporation 1'ramways Act 1900. 37
p AR'l' III.-FINANCE.
57. The Corporation may from time to time in addition to any Power to borrow.
moneys they are now authorised to borrow or which they may be
authorised to borrow under the provisions of any Provisional Order
5 confirmed in this present Session of Parliament or of the Public
Health Acts or any public general Act bor~ow at interest on the
security of the tramway revenue Borough Fund and Borough
Rate and for the following purposes the following sums ( that is
to say):-
10 (A) For paying the costs charges and expenses of and in
relation to this Act as hereinafter defined the sum requisite for
the purpose ;
(n) For the purposes of constructing the tramways by this Act
authorised any sums not exceeding in the whole two hundred
15 and sixty-one thousand two hundred and three pounds;
(c) For and in relation to tramway purposes any sums not
exceeding in the whole one hundred and thirty-eight thousand one
hundred and forty-seven pounds and any further sum or sums the
Board of Trade may from time to time sanction by order in writing;
20 and in calculating the sums which the Corporation may borrow
under the provisions of any other enactment any sums they may
bo~row under this Act shall not be reckoned and the powers of the
Corporation as to borrowing and re-borrowing shall not be restricted
hy any of the provisions of the Public Health Acts.
25 68. The following sections of the Public Health Act 1875 shall Provision as to
d d 1 · di d · 1 · 11 mortgages. exten an app y mutatis mutan s to an m re ation to a
mortgages made under the powers of this Act (that is to say):-
Section 236 (Form of Mortgage) ;
Section 23 7 (Register of Mortgages) ;
30 Section 238 (Transfer of Mortgages) ; and
Section 239 (Receiver may be appointed in certain cases).
7 L
As t.o moneys
raised by Oorpora.tion
Stock.
Periods for
repayment of
borrowed moneys.
Incorporating
certain sections of
the Act of 1890
and the Act of
1897.
88 The HuddersfieU Oorporation Tram'W<11gB .Act 1900.
59.-(1) The amount of the annual sums payable to ti.·
Loans Fund under the Act of 1882 towards the redemption of St.oct
created and issued by the Corporation for the purposes of this Ad
shall be such as with accumulations at a rate not exceeding three
per oontum per annum will suffice to redeem at par such smek·
within the period prescribed by this Act from the time orrespective
times of the original borrowings.
(2) The sums payable in each year to the said Loans Fund
under the Act of 1882 for payment of dividends on and towards
redemption of such stock shall be provided if issued for any purpose
relating to tramways out of the revenue of the tramway undertaking
and if and so far as that revenue proves insufficient for the purpose
the deficiency shall be provided out of the Borough Rate.
' 60. All moneys borrowed under the powers of this Act for the
purposes respectively mentioned in the following sub-sections of the
section of this Act the marginal note whereof is "Power to borrow"
shall be repaid within any period not exceeding the following
respective periods from the respective dates of the borrowing
of such moneys respectively (that is to say):-
For the purposes in Sub-section (A) five years;
For the purposes in Sub-section (B) thirty years;
For the purposes in Sub-section (c) such period or periods not
exceeding thirty years as the Board of Trade may· sanction.
61. The following Sections of the Acts of 1890 and 1897
(that is to say):-
Of the Act of 18!)7 :
Sections :rn (As to repayment of borrowed moneys)
Section 40 (As to Sinking Fund);
Section t!2 (Corporation not to regard trusts) ;
Of the Act of 18\JO :
Section B3 (Power to re-borrow);
Section :35 (Sinking Funds may be adjusted m certain
events);
The H1tddersfield Corporation Tramways Act 1900. 39
Section 38 (.Annual return to Local Government Board with
respect to Sinking Fund'S &c.) ;
Section 40 (.Application of moneys borrowed);
shall subject to the provisions of this .Act extend and apply mutatis
5 mutandis to and in relation to the moneys borrowed and reborrowed
by the Corporation under the powers of this .Act and to the repayment
thereof.
. . Corporation not 62. The Corporation shall not create or issue any 1rredeem- to create
able stock nor shall they invest the loans fund or any sinking irredeemable
stock nor to
10 fund in their own securities. invest sinking
fund in their own
. . securities. 63 . .A person lendmg money to the Corporat10n shall not be Protection of
bound to inquire as to the observance by the Corporation of any lenders from
provision of this .Act or be bound to see to the application or be inquiry.
answerable for any loss misapplication or non-application of the:
15 money lent by him or of any part thereof.
64. .All expenses incurl'ed by the Corporation in carrying into Expenses of
execution the provisions of this .Act ( except such expenses as are to ~cetting the
be paid out of .borrowed moneys or as are incurred in relation to
Corporation Stock) shall be paid out of tramway revenue and all
20 deficiencies shall be met out of the Borough Fund and all moneys
payable to or receivable by the Corporation under this .Act or any
by-law thereunder shall be carried to the Borough Fund and to the
tramway account therein.
65. Notwithstanding anything in this .Act contained the Statement and
C · h 11 d h h · d b . balance sheet and 25 orporat10n s a as regar s t e tramways aut or1se to e con- estimates with
structed under the powers of this .Act outside the Borough in the respect to Tr~m,
B h f B · h d · h U b n· . f M' fi Id ways to be Imd oroug o rig ouse an m t e r an 1str1cts o IT e before Corporation.
Marsden Slaithwaite Lepton Kirkburton Honley Thurston.land
New Mill Netherthong and Holmfi.rth aforesaid once in each year
30 after the first two years working cause the Borough Treasurer to
lay before them a statement and balance sheet of the accounts of
such tramways including a proper proportion of the reserve depreciation
accounts and establishment charges for the preceding year
and an estimate of the gross receipts to be derived during the
35 ensuing year from the working and use of such tramways and the
· 40 The Hu<ldersfield Corporation Trarwways Act 1900.
Audit of accounts.
Inquiries by nnd
expenses of Local
Go,ernment
Board
carriages and trucks thereon and also an estimate of the sums
required to meet for such year a proper proportion of all establishment
charges including the expenses of working management
maintenance of lines works machinery and rolling stock repairs
renewals materials rents wages taxes and other outgoings and also
an allowance for depreciation and for contingencies and also a
proper proportion of the interest on money borrowed under the
powers of this Act on the security of the Tramway Revenue and
Borough Fund and Borough Rate and of the sums required to be
annually appropriated to the sinking fund for the repayment of
such moneys as provided for by this Act and the Corporation shall
thereupon fix annually the tolls fares and charges to be levied by
them for the use of such tramways and of the carriages and trucks
used or propelled thereon for the said year then ensuing (not
exceeding the tolls fares and charges specified in this Act) so that
as far as is reasonably practicable the revenue shall not be less than
the expenditure as before specified for each year Nothing in this
section shall be construed to prevent the Corporation levying the
tolls rates and cl1arges aut.horised under the provisions of the
section of this Act the marginal note whereof is " Tramways to
form part of Tramways Undertaking of the Corporation."
66. The provisions of the Municipal Corporations Acts as
amended by Section 44 of the Huddersfield Tramways and Improvements
Act 1890 relating to the keeping and auditing of accounts
and the accounts kept of snms of money received and paid under
those Acts shall extend and apply to the keeping and auditing of
accounts and to the accounts kept of sums of money received
and paid under this Act.
67.-(1) 1'he Local Government Board may direct any inquiries
to be held by their inspectors which they may deem necessary in
relation to any of the duties imposed on that Board under this Act
arnl the inspectors of the Local Government Board shall for the
purposes of any such inquiry have all such powers as they have for
the purposes of inquiries directed by that Board under the Public
Health Act 1875.
(2) The Corporation shall pay to the Local Government Board
any expenses incurred hy that Board in relation to any inquiries
The Huddersfield Corporation 1'rarnways Act 1900. 41
under this section including the expenses of any witnesses summoned
by the inspector holding the inquiry and a sum to be fixed
by that Board not exceeding three guineas a day for the services of
such inspector.
5 68. All the costs charges and expenses preliminary to and Costs 0£ Act.
of and .incidental to the preparing applying for obtaining and
passing of this Act as taxed by the taxing officer of the House
of Lords or of the House of Commons shall be paid by tl1e
Corporation out of the Borough Fund or Borough Rate or out of
10 I:noneys to be borrowed for that purpose under this Act.
'l'HE SCHEDULE REFERRED TO IN THE .FOREGOING
ACT.
LANDS TO BE USED FOR STATIONS FOR GENERATING ELECTRIO
ENERGY.
Certain lands about 4,474 square yards in extent in the
parish of Loc_kwood in the said County Borough bounded on
the north by the River Colne from a point about 30 yards east of
Longroyd Bridge to a point about 17 4 yards east of the said
Longroyd Bridge on the south-east by an existing stone wall from
the last-named point to a point in St. Thomas' Road about 150 yards
east of the said Longroyd Bridge and on the south-west by
St. Thomas' Road.

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