HC Deb 30 July 1894 vol 27 c1253
DR. MACGREGOR (Inverness-shire)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the West Highland Railway Company are constructing their station at Fort William in a position and on a site other than that which was originally intended; whether he is aware that serious inconvenience is caused to the people of Fort William by the present proceedings of the Railway Company; and will he use his good offices with the Company to induce them to erect their station in a more suitable situation which is easily available?


My attention has been called to this matter, and an Inspecting Officer of the Board has recently visited the locality. He is of opinion that the site originally proposed at the Fort would have been a better one than that which the Company have chosen The Company urge, however, that it is necessary to have a pier station for the purpose of bringing passengers alongside the boats. A possible solution of the difficulty would be to have the main station at or near the Fort, and to work a tramroad from thence to the pier. The Board will communicate with the Company on the matter.


Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the recommendation is carried out?


We can only send it to the Company.