The Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1854, also known as Cardwell's Act, was an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament regulating the operation of railways. It designated the railway companies as common carriers transporting goods and persons for the public benefit. Each railway company was now required to take all trade offered and to set and publish the same levels of fares to all in respect of any particular service.
The Act marked a milestone in English law and has also served as the foundation of similar legislation in the United States.
It is one of the Railway and Canal Traffic Acts 1854 to 1894.
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