HC Deb 27 April 1926 vol 194 cc1836-7

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that in many cases in the Metropolitan area omnibuses and trams stop side by side for the purpose of picking up and setting down passengers, thereby causing a complete stoppage of the stream of traffic; and whether he is prepared to recommend the issue of regulations to prevent this practice?

Colonel ASHLEY

It is my general practice when reviewing traffic matters in the London traffic area to arrange for omnibus stopping places to be fixed a distance of two tramcar lengths to the rear of the corresponding tramway stopping places, although it is sometimes found necessary to depart from this general rule owing to local conditions. However, if my hon. Friend will furnish me with a list of stopping places where the difficulties he refers to are experienced, I will have them investigated.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is great difficulty in Trafalgar Square at the present moment with regard to stopping places?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am hoping that the arrangements made in Trafalgar Square will largely eliminate the difficulty.