HC Deb 16 April 1878 vol 239 cc1366-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If his attention has been called to the fact that on Tuesday last, the 9th instant, a passenger train on the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway did, owing to inadequate brake power, run past the Dalkey Station, where it was appointed to stop, and continue its course without control, for nearly a mile, to Glenageary Station; whether the line between Dalkey and Glenageary is not single, and if, on the occasion referred to, within less than one minute, a passenger train from Glena- geary did not arrive at Dalkey by that line; and what steps are being taken to oblige the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway to provide adequate brake power?


Sir, we have made inquiries from the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railways as to the statements in the hon. Member's Question, and have received a reply which we do not fully understand. We have, therefore, tetegraphed to Major General Hutchinson, who is at present in Ireland, to inquire into the matter and to report to us. If the hon. Gentleman will wait till after Easter, detailed information may be forthcoming. Meanwhile, the hon. Gentleman is at liberty privately to read the letter received from the Railway Company.