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(a)   

implementing the Olympic Transport Plan, and

(b)   

in particular, providing or facilitating transport services in connection

with the London Olympics.

(2)   

Those persons are—

(a)   

the Mayor of London,

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(b)   

Transport for London,

(c)   

the Secretary of State in so far as he has functions under or by virtue

of—

(i)   

section 22 of the Crown Lands Act 1851 (c. 42) (duties in relation

to royal parks), or

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(ii)   

section 2(1) of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926

(c. 36) (management regulations),

(d)   

the local highway authority for a road,

(e)   

the street authority for a road, and

(f)   

the local traffic authority for a road.

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(3)   

If the Secretary of State thinks that a local highway authority, a local traffic

authority or a street authority has failed to comply with subsection (1) he may

direct the authority to exercise any of its functions for the purpose of—

(a)   

implementing the Olympic Transport Plan, or

(b)   

co-operating with the Olympic Delivery Authority for the purpose of

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providing or facilitating transport services in connection with the

London Olympics.

(4)   

Before giving a direction to Transport for London under subsection (3) the

Secretary of State shall notify the Mayor of London.

(5)   

If the relevant authority fails to comply with a direction under subsection (3)

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the Secretary of State may—

(a)   

exercise the function, or

(b)   

make arrangements to have the function exercised by—

(i)   

the Olympic Delivery Authority, or

(ii)   

any other person.

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(6)   

A person exercising a function of an authority in reliance on subsection (5)—

(a)   

may do anything which the relevant authority could have done, and

(b)   

may recover from the authority, as if it were a debt, the reasonable cost

of exercising the function.

(7)   

In preparing or revising a transport strategy in accordance with section 142 of

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the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) (obligation to publish transport

strategy) the Mayor of London shall—

(a)   

have regard to the Olympic Transport Plan, and

(b)   

consult the Olympic Delivery Authority.

(8)   

This section is without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 18(1) of

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Schedule 1.

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Functions affecting London Olympics

(1)   

This section applies to the exercise by a local highway authority, local traffic

authority or street authority of a function if the exercise might reasonably be

expected to affect—

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(a)   

the implementation of the Olympic Transport Plan,

(b)   

any part of the Olympic Route Network,

(c)   

travel to or from a London Olympic event, or

(d)   

other travel for a purpose connected with the London Olympics.

(2)   

An authority may not exercise a function unless—

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(a)   

it has notified the Olympic Delivery Authority, and

(b)   

either—

(i)   

the Authority has approved the exercise of the function, or

(ii)   

the period of thirty days beginning with the date on which the

notification is sent to the Authority expires without the

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Authority sending an objection in writing to the authority.

(3)   

The Secretary of State may by order specify circumstances in which subsection

(2) shall not apply or shall apply with modifications (whether by reason of

urgency or otherwise); and the order may, in particular, define a class of

circumstances wholly or partly by reference to the opinion of an authority.

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(4)   

An order under subsection (3)—

(a)   

shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)   

shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either

House of Parliament.

(5)   

The Olympic Delivery Authority—

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(a)   

may take steps to reverse or change the effect of anything done by a

person of which the Authority should have been, and was not, notified

under subsection (2),

(b)   

for that purpose, shall have all the powers of the person, and

(c)   

may recover from the person, as if it were a debt, the reasonable cost of

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taking action under paragraph (a).

(6)   

The Secretary of State shall consult the Olympic Delivery Authority before

exercising a function relating to a road in a Royal Park if he thinks the exercise

will or may affect—

(a)   

the implementation of the Olympic Transport Plan,

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(b)   

part of the Olympic Route Network,

(c)   

travel to or from a London Olympic event, or

(d)   

other travel for a purpose connected with the London Olympics.

(7)   

Section 183 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) (addition or

variation of network services) shall not apply in relation to the provision of

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network services, within the meaning of that Act, during the London Olympics

period.

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Traffic regulation orders

(1)   

The Olympic Delivery Authority may, with the consent of the Secretary of

State, make an order under section 1, 6, 9 or 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation

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Act 1984 (c. 27) (traffic control) in relation to a road forming part of the

Olympic Route Network as if it were a traffic authority in respect of that road.

(2)   

But the Authority may not make an order in reliance on subsection (1) unless

its purpose is—

(a)   

to implement the Olympic Transport Plan, or

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(b)   

to facilitate transport services in connection with the London Olympics.

(3)   

Part 3 of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) (procedure)

shall apply to the making of an order by the Olympic Delivery Authority in

reliance on subsection (1) as it applies to the making of an order by Transport

for London under that Act (subject to any necessary modifications).

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(4)   

A traffic authority may make an order under section 1, 6, 9 or  14 of that Act in

relation to any road for a purpose specified in subsection (2).

(5)   

A local traffic authority may not make an order by virtue of subsection (4) in

respect of a road forming part of the Olympic Route Network without the

consent of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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(6)   

Section 3(1) of that Act (restrictions on traffic regulation orders) shall not apply

to an order made by virtue of this section.

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Traffic regulation orders: enforcement

(1)   

Despite the provisions of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

(c. 53) (prosecution and punishment of road traffic offences) the maximum fine

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in respect of contravention of an order made by virtue of section 12(1) shall be

level 5 on the standard scale.

(2)   

Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18) (civil enforcement) shall

apply in relation to a contravention of an order made by virtue of section 12(1)

or (4) as it applies in relation to the contraventions specified in Schedule 7 to

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that Act.

(3)   

In the application of Part 6 of that Act to a contravention of an order made by

virtue of section 12(1) or (4) the provisions of Schedule 9 (level of charges) shall

have effect as if—

(a)   

the references in paragraphs 2, 3 and 5 to Transport for London and the

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London local authorities were references to the Olympic Delivery

Authority,

(b)   

the requirement in paragraph 2(3) were a requirement for the Olympic

Delivery Authority to consult Transport for London and the London

local authorities,

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(c)   

the reference in paragraph 3 to the Mayor of London were a reference

to the Secretary of State,

(d)   

paragraph 4 were omitted, and

(e)   

the reference in paragraph 7 to the enforcement authority were a

reference to the Authority.

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(4)   

The Secretary of State may direct the enforcement authority for a road to

exercise its powers under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 in respect

of contravention of an order made by virtue of section 12(1) or (4).

(5)   

If the enforcement authority in relation to a road is Transport for London, the

Secretary of State may give a direction under subsection (4) only with the

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consent of the Mayor of London.

(6)   

If an enforcement authority in relation to a road fails to comply with a direction

under subsection (4), the Olympic Delivery Authority may, with the consent of

the Secretary of State, act as the enforcement authority in relation to that road.

 
 

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(7)   

If the Authority acts as the enforcement authority in relation to a road by virtue

of subsection (6), it may recover from the enforcement authority, as if it were a

debt, the reasonable cost of acting.

(8)   

An expression used in this section and in Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act

2004 (c. 18) shall have the same meaning in this section as in that Part.

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Road closures

(1)   

Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) (road closures or

restrictions for certain events) shall apply in relation to the London Olympics

as if—

(a)   

in subsection (1) for the words “any sporting event, social event or

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entertainment which is held on a road” there were substituted the

words “a London Olympic event”,

(b)   

subsection (3) were omitted, and

(c)   

in subsection (5) for the words from “the road” to the end of the

subsection there were substituted the words “any road”.

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(2)   

Section 16B of that Act (restrictions on orders under section 16A) shall not

apply in relation to a closure under section 16A for the purposes of the London

Olympics.

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Office of Rail Regulation

(1)   

The Office of Rail Regulation shall exercise the functions assigned or

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transferred to it under Part 1 of the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43) (provision of

railway services) and the Railways Act 2005 (c.14) in a manner which will

facilitate the provision, management and control of facilities for transport in

connection with the London Olympics.

(2)   

The Office of Rail Regulation shall consult the Olympic Delivery Authority

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about the duty under subsection (1).

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Interpretation

In sections 8 to 15

“highway authority” shall be construed in accordance with Part 1 of the

Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) (highway authorities),

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“local authority” has the meaning given by section 1(a) of the Local

Government Act 2000 (c. 22),

“local highway authority” has the meaning given by section 329(1) of the

Highways Act 1980,

“local traffic authority” has the meaning given by section 121A of the

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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,

“the Olympic Route Network” has the meaning given by section 9,

“the Olympic Transport Plan” has the meaning given by section 8(1),

“road” includes part of a road,

“street authority” has the meaning given by section 49 of the New Roads

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and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22) but does not include the Secretary of

State, and

“traffic authority” has the meaning given by section 121A of the Road

Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

 
 

 
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