HC Deb 11 August 1884 vol 292 c420

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he could state why the fares on the Great Northern Railway for journeys from Moorgate to Highgate Station do not receive the urban reduction from the Passenger Duty, seeing that they are exposed to Tramway competition from Moorgate to the top of Highgate Hill?


According to the recommendations of the officer appointed to report on the applications under the Cheap Trains Act, 1883, the latter portion of the route between Moorgate Street and Highgate Stations is stated not to be one which, in the opinion of that officer, complies with the conditions specified in Section 2, Sub-sections 2 and 3 of that Act. If, however, the Railway Company consider themselves aggrieved by this decision, I shall be very happy, on receiving a further application, to reconsider the matter.