HC Deb 29 May 1866 vol 183 c1439

said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade, What the result has been of the official inquiry respecting the railway accident that occurred at the Caterham Junction, April 30, by which three lives were lost and several persons were seriously injured?


Sir, Colonel Yolland, the Railway Inspector, who inquired into the accident that occurred at the Caterham Junction, states in his Report, a copy of which will be laid before Parliament in a few days— That the collision was evidently the result of the system of starting trains by hand-signals, and it is satisfactory that this system is to be given up on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway. A copy of Colonel Yolland's Report has been sent to the Company to-day.