HC Deb 24 March 1896 vol 39 cc54-5
MR. A. WYLIE (Dumbartonshire)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether he is aware that, when the West Highland Railway was promoted, the support of the inhabitants along Loch Long and Loch Goil was sought and obtained by the company on the express understanding that a station would be placed at Portincaple, which is situated on Loch Long, Dumbartonshire, opposite Loch Goil, and conveniently situated for the traffic of both lochs. Has his attention been called to a petition by the inhabitants regarding the failure of the railway company to implement their promise. And, can he makes any representations to the company, or take any other steps to secure the opening of this station?


I have seen the Memorial referred to, but the Company deny that any promise was ever made to the inhabitants along Loch Long and Loch Goil as to the erection of a station at Portincaple. The only obligation upon the company in the matter is that contained in Sub-section 2 of Section 29 of their Act of 1889, with reference to the erection of a station at the instance of the Luss Trustees. The company also inform me that the question of a station at Whistlefield has been for some time under consideration and a plan is at present in course of preparation.