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London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) Act 1993

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London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) Act 1993

1993 CHAPTER vii

An Act to empower Docklands Light Railway Limited to construct works and to acquire lands; to confer further powers on Docklands Light Railway Limited; and for related purposes.

[27th May 1993]

Whereas—

(1)

It is the general duty of London Regional Transport (in this Act referred to as “LRT”) under the [1984 c. 32.] London Regional Transport Act 1984, in accordance with principles from time to time approved by the Secretary of State and in conjunction with the British Railways Board, to provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services for Greater London, and in carrying out that duty LRT are to have due regard to the transport needs for the time being of Greater London:

(2)

In pursuance of that duty LRT constructed a railway (in this Act referred to as “the Docklands Railway”) pursuant to the [1984 c. iv.] London Docklands Railway Act 1984 and later Acts:

(3)

By the London Docklands Light Railway Transfer Scheme 1992, made under the provisions of sections 9 (6) and 27 of the [1984 c. 32.] London Regional Transport Act 1984, there were transferred from LRT to Docklands Light Railway Limited (in this Act referred to as “the Company”), then a wholly-owned subsidiary of LRT, all the property, rights and liabilities comprised in those parts of LRT’s undertaking connected with the Docklands Railway (except as provided in the said Scheme), together with any functions under any statutory provision relating to the Docklands Railway:

(4)

On 1st April 1992 LRT disposed of their securities in the Company to the London Docklands Development Corporation (in this Act referred to as “the LDDC”) and accordingly the Company are now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LDDC:

(5)

It is the function of the LDDC to secure the regeneration of its area which comprises London docklands:

(6)

In the view of LRT it would help to meet the transport needs of Greater London if the Docklands Railway were extended from the Isle of Dogs to Lewisham and it is the view of the LDDC that such an extension would assist in the regeneration of London docklands:

(7)

It is accordingly proposed that the Docklands Railway should be extended from the Isle of Dogs to Lewisham:

(8)

It is expedient that for the purposes aforesaid the Company should be empowered to construct the works authorised by, and to acquire the lands referred to in, this Act:

(9)

It is expedient that the other powers in this Act contained should be conferred upon the Company and that the other provisions in this Act contained should be enacted:

(10)

Plans and sections showing the lines or situations and levels of the works to be constructed under the powers of this Act, and plans of the lands authorised to be acquired or used by this Act, and a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the said lands, were duly deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the proper officers of the London borough councils of Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Lewisham which plans, sections and the book of reference are respectively referred to in this Act as the deposited plans, the deposited sections and the deposited book of reference:

(11)

The purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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