HC Deb 09 April 1888 vol 324 cc706-7
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been drawn to the absence of subways or bridges at Todmorden Station, the principal junction of the East Lancashire section with the main line of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway; whether he is aware that it has been estimated that, on the average, nearly 1,000 persons per diem are now compelled to cross the lines on the level; whether the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company have more than once expressed to the Todmorden Local Board, and also to the Board of Trade, their intention of removing the danger of this level crossing; and, whether, having regard to the protracted delay of the Company in carrying out the promised improvements at Todmorden Station, the Board of Trade will again draw the attention of the Company to the serious danger of leaving the station any longer without either subway or bridge?


The Board of Trade have, as was pointed out to the hon. Member in reply to a similar Question last year, no statutory power to require the Company to supply a subway or bridge at Todmorden Station. They have, however, been in frequent communication with the Company on the subject; and they are assured that the Company hope to be shortly in a position to take the improvement of the station. I shall be glad to show the hon. Member a letter which the Board of Trade have recently received on the subject.