HC Deb 11 June 1901 vol 97 cc108-9
MR. M'FADDEN (Donegal, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, seeing that the company which is working the Londonderry and Letterkenny Railway has been handed over by the Treasury the Buncrana and Carndonagh Railway, and also the line to Burton Port, being the light railways constructed under the Railways (Ireland) Act, 1896, can he state what provisions have been made by the Treasury for safeguarding the interests of the public and for maintaining a proper and efficient train service on these railways; and whether a public inquiry will be instituted by the Government into the complaints made as to the working of the Letterkenny Railway, so as to ensure a proper service in future on all lines owned by the Government and to be worked by this company.


Provision of the character suggested has been made in Clauses 24–26 of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway (Carndonagh Extension) Order, 1898, and Clauses 14–16 of the Treasury Agreement scheduled thereto, and in Clauses 23–25 of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly (Letterkenny to Burton Port Extension) Railway Order, 1898, and Clauses 12–14 of the corresponding Treasury Agreement. Inquiry has already been made into the condition of the Letterkenny line and the Board of Works will be prepared at any time to deal with complaints as to its working.