HC Deb 04 March 1909 vol 1 c1578

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the doors of the corridor electric trains of the District Railway have been clumsily altered, so that, while they have lost their automatic character, it is difficult for the public to open them; if he is also aware that the number of conductors working on these long trains is too small to enable them to help the public to work the doors; and if he will take steps to enforce the provision of better doors or more conductors, or both?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Churchill)

I have communicated with the railway company on this subject, and have received a reply, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in these carriages at least 70 hanging straps have been provided for passengers who cannot find seating accommodation, and will he advise the company to provide more wooden seats instead?


I am afraid I cannot give any satisfactory answer to that.