Tramway Public Notices.

Public Notice

In Parliament – Session 1902.

Hastings Tramways.


(Construction of Extension Tramway in the County Borough of Hastings in the County of Sussex, along the Sea Front from St Leonards to Albert Memorial, Hastings; Gauge, Electrical Power, Provisions as to Users, Repair, etc., of Streets; Junctions with Hastings, Bexhill, and District Light Railway, Overhead Wires; Tolls; Agreements with Corporation of Hastings as to mode of Construction and User of Streets and Roads; Additional Capital; Extension of Time for Taking Lands for, and the Construction of the Tramways and Light Railways respectively outlined by the Hastings Tramways Act, 1900, and the Bexhill and St Leonards Light Railway Order, 1900, Amendments of Acts.)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the application is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing Sessions, by the Hastings Tramways Company (hereinafter referred to as (“the Company”) for leave to bring in a Bill for effecting the purposes or some of the purposes, following(that is to say):-

To empower the Company to make form, lay down, and maintain the extension tramway, hereinafter described , in the County Borough of Hastings, in the County of Sussex, with all necessary and proper rails, plate and sleepers, channels, junctions, turn-tables, turn-outs, crossings, passing places, carriage houses or depots, engine houses, station buildings, works and conveniences connected therewith (that is to say):-

Where, in the description of the proposed extension tramway, any distance is given with reference to any street which intersects or joins the streets in which the extension tramway is to be laid the distance is to be taken as measured from the point at which lines drawn along the centres of the streets, and continued, would intersect each other, and a point described as being opposite a street is to be taken (unless otherwise stated) as being opposite the centre of the street.

A tramway (double line throughout) commencing at a point in the centre of the road opposite Grosvenor Crescent, St Leonards, by a junction with the authorised Tramway or Light Railway of the Company at its termination at a point 2.50 chains, or thereabouts, measured in an easterly direction from the intersection of the centre line of Grosvenor Crescent and Grosvenor Gardens, passing thence in an easterly direction along the Sea Front into and along the Marine Grand Parade, Eversfield Place, Verulam Place, White Rock, and Robertson Street, and terminating in the last named street or Cambridge Road, by a junction with the authorised Tramways of the Company at a point 9.30 chains or thereabouts measured in a westerly direction from the north west corner of the Albert Memorial, and which intended Tramway before described will pass from, in, through, or into the Parishes of St Leonards, St Mary Magdalen, St Michael-on-the-Rock, and Holy Trinity, in the County Borough of Hastings in the County of Sussex.

The before mentioned Tramway will be a double line throughout, and will so laid along the roads or streets in the Borough that on each side or sides of the road or street the full space of 9 feet 6 inches and upwards will intervene between the outside of the footpath on either side of the respective roads and the nearest rail of the Tramway.

To provide by the Bill for the joint working by electricity of the Company’s Tramways with the Railway of the Hastings, Bexhill, and District Light Railways (Electric) Company, Limited, or with any generating station from which the supply of electricity may be obtained for the working of the Tramways.

The power to be employed for moving carriages or trucks on the said Tramways will be electrical power, to be generated at stations, and to be applied to the overhead or underground system or otherwise, or any other mechanical power, and the gauge to be adopted  will be 3 feet 6 inches, or such other gauge as the Board of Trade may approve not exceeding 4 feet 8½ inches, and it is not proposed to run on the Tramways carriages or trucks adapted to run on railways.

To empower the Company to deviate late rally and vertically from the lines and level shown on the plans and sections to be deposited as hereinafter mentioned to such extent as may be defined by the Bill.

To authorise the Company and any Corporation, Company, or person, lawfully using the authorised and intended tramway of the Company, or any or either of them, to use electrical power thereon as a motive power, or any other mechanical or motive power.

To enable the Company on the one hand, and the Corporation of the County Borough of Hastings to enter into contracts or agreements with respect to the forming, laying down, maintaining, renewing, repairing, working and using of the proposed Tramway, and the rails, plates, sleepers, and works connected therewith, and of any existing or authorised roads or streets upon or along which the same or any part thereof are or are intended to be laid and constructed, and for facilitating the passing of carriages and traffic over and along the same or any part thereof.

To provide for the use of the Tramways by the Corporation for scavenging purposes and of the posts and brackets for lighting purposes.

To provide that the Company shall not run cars on the Tramways on Sundays without the consent of the Corporation, and to enable the Corporation to give such consent.

To make due provision for workmen’s cars.

To authorise the Company from time to time, and either temporarily or permanently, to maintain, alter, and remove such crossings, passing places, sidings, junctions, turnouts, and other works, as may be necessary or convenient for the efficient working of their Tramways, or for facilitating the passage of traffic along streets, or for providing access to any stable or carriage sheds, or works, or buildings of the Company.

To authorise the Company to enter upon and open the surface of and to alter and stop up, remove, and otherwise interfere with streets, roads, highways, footpaths, sewers, drains, pavements, thoroughfares, water-pipes, gas-pipes, and electric apparatus pipes and tubes for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, repairing, removing, altering, or reinstating the proposed Tramway and works, or of substituting others in their place.

To empower the Company, when by reason of the execution of any work affecting the surface or soil of any street, road, or thoroughfare, or otherwise, it is necessary or expedient to remove or discontinue the use of any Tramway or any part thereof, to make in the same or any adjacent street, road, or thoroughfare in the said parish, and to 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 to be used or intended so to be.

To authorise a junction or junctions between the Tramways of the Company and the Hastings, Bexhill, and District Light Railway, and to make other provisions in regard to such junction and widening.

To provide for the maintenance of some portion or portions of the respective streets, roads, and places upon or along which the proposed Tramway, rails, or plates may be laid, and to provide for the regulate the user by the Company of any paving, metalling, or road materials excavated or removed by them during the construction of the proposed works, and the ownership and disposal of any surplus paving, metalling, and materials.

To make provision for regulating the passage of traffic along or across any streets, roads, and other thoroughfares through or along which the said Tramway will be laid, or any part or parts thereof, and along, over, or across such Tramways, and for preventing obstructions to all or any of such traffic, and to authorise the making and enforcing, whether by the Company or the authority or authorities having the control of any such streets, roads, and thoroughfares, of bye-laws, rules and regulations with reference to all or any of the matters aforesaid, and the attaching and recovering of penalties for the breach of non-observance of any such bye-laws, rules, and regulations, or of any of the provisions of the Bill.

To reserve to the Company the exclusive right of using on the proposed Tramway carriages adapted or suitable for running thereon.

To prohibit, except by agreement with the Company, the use of proposed Tramway by person or Corporation other than the Company, with carriages having flanged wheels, or otherwise suitable or adapted to run on the Tramway, and to authorise and give effect to agreements between the Company and any person or Corporation for the use of the said Tramway with such carriages, and to confer all necessary powers in that behalf on such persons or Corporation.

To enable the Company to levy tolls, rates and charges for use of the proposed Tramway by carriages passing along the same, and for the conveyance of passengers or traffic upon the same, and to alter the toll rates, duties, and charges which the Company are authorised to take on their authorised Tramways, and to confer exemptions from the payment of tolls, rates, or charges, and to confer, vary, or extinguish other rights and privileges.

To empower the Company to grant licenses to use the proposed Tramway on such terms and conditions as the Board of Trade or other Public Authority may require or approve.

To authorise the Company to raise further capital by new ordinary or preference shares and by borrowing; and to apply to the purpose of the Bill all or any part of the capital which they are, by their existing Act of 1900, authorised to raise.

To extend the time limited by the Company’s Hastings Tramways Act, 1900, and by the Bexhill and St Leonards Light Railway Order, 1900, for taking lands and property for the Tramways and works described in the Act, and for the Light Railway authorised by the said Order, and also for the construction and opening the said Tramway and Light Railway, or some part or parts thereof.

To enable the Company, notwithstanding anything contained in the Company’s Clauses Act, 1845, to pay out of their capital or funds from time to time during construction interest or dividends on any shares or stock of the Company.


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