HC Deb 23 February 1926 vol 192 cc296-7
77. Captain FAIRFAX

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the continual complaints in the Eastern Counties of the unpunctual running of the passenger service of the London and North Eastern Railway: and if he can take any steps to secure an improved service, other representations having failed?

Colonel ASHLEY

The railway company have informed me that the weather conditions of the past winter have had a detrimental effect on the punctual working of their trains, but that there has recently been an improvement, notwithstanding difficulties caused by the slipping of banks as a result of heavy rains. The company have assured me that the matter will continue to receive the close attention of their officers.


Will the Minister of Transport endeavour to press the companies to secure an improved service, because it is really a serious disadvantage to business men in the Eastern Counties?

Colonel ASHLEY

I quite appreciate the hon. and gallant Gentleman's point of view, and I will communicate with him further.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this trouble also occurred during the summer months in the Eastern Counties?

Colonel ASHLEY

I was not aware of that, but perhaps the hon. Member will give me some instances.

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