HC Deb 23 April 1913 vol 52 c362
90. Mr. O'SHEE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received the resolution passed by the Waterford County Council protesting against the action of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company in closing the railway gates at level crossings on the Fishguard and Rosslare line, and thereby causing inconvenience to road traffic; whether he is aware that the gates at several level crossings on this line are constantly closed and locked, not only when trains are due to pass, but during the entire night and for a considerable period during the day; and whether the Board of Trade will send a representative to investigate the matter locally?


I have received the resolution, but I should explain that the ordinary law requires that the gates at level crossings of public roads shall be normally closed across the road, but the railway company is bound to provide a suitable person to attend to the opening of the gates.