HC Deb 07 August 1900 vol 87 c939

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the danger to the travelling public resulting from the absence of proper shunting accommodation at Kirkcaldy and Sinclairtown stations, and the accidents which have already resulted therefrom, he will take immediate steps to compel the North British Railway Company to provide increased accommodation.


The Board of Trade have no powers of compulsion, but they have communicated with the company several times on this subject. As recently as 20th July they addressed a letter to the general manager and received a reply intimating that the matter was still under consideration. The company shall be pressed to arrive at some conclusion.