Part IPreliminary

1Short title

This Act may be cited as the London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) Act 1993.


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

(2)Any reference to the London Transport Board, the London Transport Executive or London Regional Transport in any of the provisions incorporated with this Act shall be construed as a reference to the Company.

(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.

(5)References in this Act to points identified by letters shall be construed as references to the points so lettered on the deposited plans.

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, 12 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 Company.

(3)Sections 18 and 21 of the Act of 1845, as incorporated with this Act, shall not extend to regulate the relations between the Company 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.