HC Deb 21 February 1927 vol 202 cc1407-8
71. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that over two years ago the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway Company promised to instal automatic signalling between the Bow Road and Barking Town stations, with a view of speeding up the train service; if he can state whether any of the work has been commenced; and, if not, will he take any action in the matter?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am informed by the railway company that, owing to the difficulty they experienced for a considerable period last year in obtaining material, the carrying out of these alterations has been seriously delayed. The work is, however, being pressed forward, and the company hope to be able to bring the new signalling arrangements into use by the end of June this year.


How will that affect the train service, and what improvement will it bring about?

Colonel ASHLEY

The improvement will be very much.