HC Deb 19 March 1918 vol 104 cc816-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the loss and inconvenience caused to the inhabitants of the Merthyr and Aberdare districts by the Great Western Railway Company refusing to run a train later than 5.30 p.m. between Merthyr and Abernant, which means that the people have to travel 15 or 20 miles around, viâ Abercynon, which means time, expense, delays, and hardship; is he aware that the Great Western Railway Company have been petitioned by the Merthyr Town Council, and also the Aberdare Urban District Council, to run later trains, but that the railway company have refused to comply; and if his Department will take steps to secure that the reasonable requirements of the travelling public of these districts shall be met?


I have communicated with the railway company on this matter, and I am sending the hon. Gentleman a copy of their reply.