HC Deb 24 May 1916 vol 82 cc2112-3
104. Mr. BOLAND

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the overcrowding on the Irish mail train from Euston, notably on the evening of 19th May, when a number of soldiers on leave from the trenches were unable to find accommodation; whether steps will be taken to compel the railway company to put on extra carriages or to run the trains in two parts; and whether, in view of the near approach of Whitsuntide, steps will be taken immediately to secure decent travelling accommodation on this line for soldiers and civilians?


I have asked the railway company for their observations on the points raised by my hon. Friend, and I will communicate with him on receipt of their reply, but I am afraid that in view of the present conditions of railway traffic it may be difficult to prevent overcrowding, particularly at holiday times.