HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1896-7
66. Colonel APPLIN

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that, in the case of Metropolitan District Railway trains starting from Barking station which are supposed to connect with the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company's trains from Southend, the time allowed for the connection is insufficient to permit passengers to board the District trains in safety; and whether he will bring this matter to the notice of the Metropolitan District Railway authorities?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am not aware of the circumstances to which my hon. and gallant Friend calls attention, but I will bring his question to the notice of the Metropolitan District Railway Company.

Colonel APPLIN

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that I myself witnessed what might have been a serious accident to a passenger who got his foot on the step of a train, and was thrown hack among the other passengers as the train started?

Colonel ASHLEY

I think that instance ought to be communicated to the railway company.