§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
When the Great Eastern Railway Company abolished second-class carriages on their system, outside the suburban area, they introduced third-class season tickets to the stations affected. Romford is partly served by main line trains, upon which no second-class accommodation is provided, and third-class season tickets are, therefore, issued to that station. Second-class accommodation is provided in practically every train running to the other stations mentioned by the hon. Member, and I understand that the rates charged by the Great Eastern Railway Company for second-class season tickets are considerably less than the aggregate of the third-class daily fares. In these circumstances the company do not see their way to grant further reductions.