HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 cc1443-4
MR. KESWICK () Surrey, Epsom

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the attention of the Board has been called to the management of the Waterloo and City Railway, the accommodation provided, and the regulations made for the conveyance of passengers from Waterloo to the City, particularly between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.; if so, whether the Board have taken, or intend to take, any, and what, steps, to secure better management and accommodation; if not, whether he will instruct the proper officer to visit the station at Waterloo on several mornings, in order that he may report to the Board on such management and accommodation, and that the Board may make regulations for improvement therein.


The Board of Trade are not in a position to interfere in such a matter relating to the management of a railway. They understand, however, from the manager of the London and South-Western Railway that the number of trains run from Waterloo to the City is as great as can be run with safety, and that in consequence of complaints of overcrowding steps have been taken by the company to regulate the number of persons to be admitted to the platform at one time, an arrangement which, it is stated, has been attended with satisfactory results.