The Docklands Light Railway (Lewisham Extension) (Exemptions) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-11-19

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 3112

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The Docklands Light Railway (Lewisham Extension) (Exemptions) Order 1999

Made
19th November 1999

Laid before Parliament
22nd November 1999

Coming into force
13th December 1999

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 24(1), (2) and (11), 49(2), (4) and (5), 143(4) and 151(5) of the Railways Act 1993(1) hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Docklands Light Railway (Lewisham Extension) (Exemptions) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 13th December 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“the 1993 Act” means the Railways Act 1993;

“the Lewisham 1993 Act” means the London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) Act 1993(2);

“DLR” means Docklands Light Railway Limited;

“the specified network” means the network constructed in consequence of the making of any of the works authorised by section 4 of the Lewisham 1993 Act;

“specified station” means any station, or part of a station, constructed as part of the specified network pursuant to powers conferred by the Lewisham Act 1993 and from which no regular scheduled railway passenger services are provided by any person other than DLR.

Franchise exemption

3.  Exemption from designation under section 23(1) of the 1993 Act (designation of passenger services as eligible for franchising) is granted to DLR in respect of every railway passenger service provided by DLR on the specified network.

Disapplication of closure provisions

4.—(1) Every railway passenger service provided by DLR on the specified network is hereby designated as a service in relation to which section 37 of the 1993 Act (closure of non-franchised etc. passenger services) is not to have effect.

(2) The specified network is hereby designated as a network in relation to which section 39 of the 1993 Act (closure of operational passenger networks) is not to have effect.

(3) Every specified station is hereby designated as a station in relation to which section 41 of the 1993 Act (closure of railway facilities used in connection with passenger services) is not to have effect.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Gus MacDonald
Minister for Transport,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
19th November 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order provides for the grant of exemptions from the franchising and closure provisions of the Railways Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”) to Docklands Light Railway Limited (“DLR”) for the stretch of railway constructed from Lewisham Station to a point just north of Mudchute Station.
Article 3 exempts services provided by DLR on the network referred to in article 2 from section 23(1) of the 1993 Act (designation of passenger services as eligible for franchising).
Article 4 provides that section 37 of the 1993 Act (closure of non-franchised passenger services) is not to apply to railway passenger services provided on any of the network referred to in article 2. Section 39 of the 1993 Act (closure of operational passenger networks) is not to apply to the network referred to in article 2. Section 41 of the 1993 Act (notification of proposals to close railway facilities used in connection with passenger services) is not to apply to the stations or parts of stations mentioned in article 2.


(1)
1993 c. 43.

(2)
1993 c. vii.
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