HC Deb 08 March 1927 vol 203 cc1034-5
34. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding, with the resulting danger to the public, that takes place during the peak hours on trains leaving Charing Cross and London Bridge stations; and will he take steps with a view to the augmentation of such services in the South-East London area?

Colonel ASHLEY

My attention has not been drawn recently to this matter, but I have communicated with the railway company, who inform me that, in spite of recent improvements in the services, certain trains are still somewhat overcrowded, and that they hope to introduce some further improvements when the time-table is next revised.

Colonel DAY

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider making representations to the railway company that the trains which leave Charing Cross should not stop at London Bridge, because that is where the greater part of the overcrowding takes place, after the trains are full?

Colonel ASHLEY

I will make inquiries.