HC Deb 03 March 1896 vol 38 c34

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether a report of the serious collision on the South Eastern Railway, at London Bridge Station on Tuesday, 18th ultimo, has been received; if so, what the finding was, and has any recommendation been made in the Report; and whether any steps would be taken to alter the existing system by which the trains on the Greenwich and London Bridge Railway were run in an exactly opposite direction to the South Eastern trains crossing on the same lines, thereby adding far greater danger to the already great dangers of constant collision and consequent great loss of life on these lines?


An Inspecting Officer of Railways has been appointed to inquire into the causes of the accident referred to. He has held one sitting, but the Inquiry cannot be concluded pending the attendance of one of the drivers concerned, who is not yet in a fit state to be examined.