HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 c1343

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether he can now state why the Highland Railway Company have failed to construct Railways No. 2 and 5 (one of which is a Railway of two miles only), as provided under The Highland Railway (New Lines) Act, 1890?


The Highland Railway Company inform me that Railway No. 5, which is only a few hundred yards long, is engaging their attention, and that No. 2 was not constructed because there was reasons for contemplating a change of circumstances in connection with the Military Establishment at Fort George. The Company have a Bill in Parliament to revive the powers to construct this Line, and the Company and the War Department are arranging clauses for the protection of the interests of the latter.