HC Deb 20 June 1934 vol 291 cc367-8
18. Sir M. SUETER

asked the Minister of Transport if he has any information whether the streamline rail-car experiments carried out by the Great Western and London and North Eastern Railway Companies have been successful; and whether he will request the London Traffic Board to look into the obsolete and often, when fog descends, chaotic means of passenger transport to Hertford and the surrounding neighbourhood, and take the necessary steps to improve the travelling facilities in this district that has lately so much developed?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

The Great Western Railway Company have at present one stream-lined rail-car in use experimentally. The company consider that so far it has proved very successful for their purpose and I understand that they have ordered six somewhat similar cars. The London and North Eastern Railway Company have not described any of their rail-cars as stream-lined. As regards the services to Hertford and the surrounding neighbourhood, the London Passenger Transport Board inform me that they have taken over a number of small operators in the Hertford area and are now engaged upon consolidating the services.