N.Y. Railroad Law Section 187
Extensions and franchises confirmed


Any street surface railroad corporation which had prior to the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, constructed and was on that date operating any extension or branch of its railroad along any streets or highways or portion thereof in a city having less than fifty thousand inhabitants, or in any town adjoining such city, and which had prior to said date obtained consent of the owners of one-half in value of the property bounded on, and the consents also of the local authorities having control of that portion of the streets, roads or highways upon which such extension or branch was constructed and being operated to the construction and operation of the same, is hereby authorized to operate and maintain any such branch or extension, upon filing in the office of the secretary of state a certificate, signed by its board of directors, which certificate shall contain a statement of the names of the cities, towns, villages and counties, and the names or description of the streets, avenues and highways in which such extensions or branches have been constructed, the places from and to which the same have been constructed, and are to be maintained and operated and the length thereof, as near as may be; thereupon said extensions and branches shall be deemed and considered a part of the lines of said railroad from the date of the filing thereof, and all corporate action relating to the construction, maintenance and operation of such extensions or branches, or creating liens upon the same by said corporation, are hereby validated and confirmed. Nothing in this section contained shall affect or impair any vested right or any litigation pending on said tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, nor shall any corporation which shall avail itself of the provisions of this section be deemed thereby to have waived any rights which it therefore had to maintain and operate any branches or extension named in any certificate filed by it hereunder.

Source: Section 187 — Extensions and franchises confirmed, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RRD/187 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

170
Street surface railroads
171
Consent of property owners and local authorities
172
Consent of local authorities
173
Condition upon which consent shall be given
173‑A
The term “terminable permit” as used in this article shall mean and embrace every grant from a city, town or village of power, right or p...
173‑B
Every city, town and village of this state, in addition to such powers as it may have relating to the granting of rights, privileges, fra...
173‑C
Every city, town and village of this state shall have power, subject to the provisions of sections one hundred and seventy-three-a to one...
173‑D
Whenever any street surface railroad is or may be operated along or upon any of the streets, roads, highways, avenues, parks or public pl...
173‑E
The acceptance of a terminable permit, or the acceptance of an amendment to any existing license, grant, franchise, permit or consent inc...
173‑F
Every terminable permit, and every amendment to any existing license, grant, franchise, permit or consent incorporating therein the terms...
173‑G
Approval of permit or amendment by commissioner of transportation
173‑H
Existing license, grant, franchise, permit or consent reinstated on invalidity of amendment
174
Proceedings if property owners do not consent
175
Percentage of gross receipts to be paid in cities or villages
176
Extension of route over rivers
177
Use of tracks of other roads
178
Repair of streets
178‑A
Headlights
179
Within what time road to be built
180
Motive power
181
Rate of fare
182
Collection of fare
183
Construction of road in street where other road is built
184
Abandonment of part of route
185
Effect of dissolution of charter as to consents
186
Corporate rights saved in case of failure to complete road
187
Extensions and franchises confirmed
188
Certain consents of local authorities confirmed
189
Time extended for payment of percentage based on gross receipts
191
Road not to be constructed upon ground occupied by public buildings or in public parks
192
Center-bearing rails prohibited
192‑A
Relocation of tracks
193
Right to cross bridge substituted for a bridge crossed for five years
194
Protection of employees
195
Platforms on new cars, how constructed
196
Protection to employees in the counties of Albany and Rensselaer
197
Protection of employees in the counties of Kings and Queens
198
Contracts for the adjustment of payments due certain cities
201
Construction of park railroads in cities having a population of one million five hundred thousand or upwards
202
Consents of property owners
203
Expense of construction and operation
204
Agreements for payment of cost of construction by instalments
205
Disposition of income
206
Motive power
207
Railroads in parks in New York city, by whom constructed
209
Change of motive power authorized
210
New streets across other than steam surface railroads

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 187’s source at nysenate​.gov

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