HC Deb 07 July 1910 vol 18 cc1778-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state what reply he has received from the London and North-We stern Railway Company to his communication regarding the action of the company in charging a toll for the use of the footpath connecting Willesden Junction with Hyde Road, Willesden?

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

The railway company's reply is to the effect that there was ample access to and from the Willesden Junction Station, but that they were asked to provide an additional footpath to afford a more direct access to the station for passengers having business in the Hyde Road district and also for the public wishing to pass between that district and Harlesden. The scheme, however, involved more expense than the company felt justified in incurring without some return, and they only agreed to carry out the work on the condition that persons using the path should pay Id. for a return journey, or, if they preferred to do so, take out season tickets at a cost of Is. per month, 5s. for six months, or 10s. annually.


With whom did the railway company consult before it agreed to undertake this expenditure which committed the company to charge a toll upon the footbridge?


I am afraid I cannot say, but I imagine with those representing the convenience of the district. If the hon. Member will put a question down I will endeavour to ascertain.