HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 c486

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Great Southern and Western Railway Company on their line of railway from Gortatlea to Castleisland have removed the gatesman and locked the gate leading to a passage across the line hitherto used by the people of Gurrane,Glounbawn,and Ballymacpierce; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any steps to compel the company to carry out their obligations in this matter.


The Board of Trade communicated with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company on the subject of the Question and learn from them that the company assumes it refers to an accommodation crossing at Glounbawn where the gates have been provided with locks, of which keys are supplied to persons entitled to use the crossing. The hon. Member's Question is not very specific as to the position of the crossing, but if the assumption that it is merely what is called an accommodation crossing is correct the company would not appear to have violated their obligations in this respect.


I will send the right hon. Gentleman a specific statement on the subject.