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London Docklands Railway Act 1991 (c. xxiii)

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1Short title

This Act may be cited as the London Docklands Railway Act 1991.

2Interpretation

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the enactments incorporated herewith have in relation to the related subject-matter the same respective meanings; and—

  • “the Act of 1845” means the [1845 c. 20.] Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;

  • “the Act of 1863” means the [1863 c. 92.] Railways Clauses Act 1863;

  • “the Act of 1963” means the [1963 c. xxiv.] London Transport Act 1963;

  • “the Act of 1964” means the [1964 c. xxvi.] London Transport Act 1964;

  • “the Act of 1965” means the [1965 c. xli.] London Transport Act 1965;

  • “the Act of 1966” means the [1966 c. xxxiii.] London Transport Act 1966;

  • “the Act of 1969” means the [1969 c. 1.] London Transport Act 1969;

  • “the Act of 1976” means the [1976 c. xxxvii.] London Transport Act 1976;

  • “the Act of 1981” means the [1981 c. xxxii.] London Transport Act 1981;

  • “the Act of 1984” means the [1984 c. iv.] London Docklands Railway Act 1984;

  • “the Act of 1985” means the [1985 c. vi.] London Docklands Railway Act 1985;

  • “Canary Wharf station” means the station being constructed at Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs;

  • the Corporation” means London Regional Transport;

  • “the development corporation” means the London Docklands Development Corporation;

  • “the Docklands Railway” means the railway authorised by the Acts of 1984 and 1985;

  • “the limit of deviation” means the limit of deviation shown on the deposited plans;

  • “public telecommunications operator” has the same meaning as in section 9 (3) of the [1984 c. 12.] Telecommunications Act 1984;

  • the tribunal” means the Lands Tribunal; and

  • “the works” means the works authorised by Part II (Works) of this Act.

(2)Any reference to the London Transport Board or the London Transport Executive in any of the provisions incorporated with this Act by section 8 (Incorporation of works provisions), section 12 (Incorporation of lands provisions) and section 13 (Incorporation of protective provisions) of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the Corporation.

(3)All distances, lengths and directions stated in any description of works, powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such distance, length and direction, and distances between points on a railway shall be taken to be measured along the railway.

(4)Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to a work identified by the number of such work shall be construed as a reference to the work of that number authorised by this Act.

3Incorporation of general enactments

(1)The following enactments, so far as the same are applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent with or varied by the provisions of this Act, are incorporated with and form part of this Act, and this Act shall be deemed to be the special Act for the purposes of the said incorporated enactments:—

(a)the Lands Clauses Acts, except sections 127 to 132 of the [1845 c. 18.] Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845;

(b)the Act of 1845, except sections 1, 7 to 9, 11 to 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 94 and 95 thereof; and

(c)in the Act of 1863, Part I (relating to construction of a railway), except sections 13, 14, 18 and 19 thereof.

(2)For the purposes of the provisions of the Act of 1845 and the Act of 1863, as incorporated with this Act, the expression“the company” where used in the said incorporated provisions means the Corporation.

(3)Sections 18 and 21 of the Act of 1845, as incorporated with this Act, shall not extend to regulate the relations between the Corporation and any other person in respect of any matter or thing concerning which those relations are regulated in any respect by the provisions of—

(a)Part II of the [1950 c. 39.] Public Utilities Street Works Act 1950 or Part III of the [1991 c. 22.] New Roads and Street Works Act 1991; or

(b)section 42 (For protection of gas, water and electricity undertakers) of the Act of 1963, as incorporated with this Act.

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