HC Deb 04 July 1935 vol 303 c1999

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has given any further consideration to the traffic congestion and consequent danger arising from omnibus and tramcar stops being located on the near side of traffic lights; and whether he has any statement to make on the matter?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

Yes, Sir. A practical examination has been made, and the conclusion reached, from close observation, is that it is better to site stopping places before the crossing of a junction, and the reason is that it is more expeditious as well as safer to avoid the necessity for tramcars and omnibuses which have been stopped by signals having to stop again for passengers after crossing the junction, thereby holding up traffic which has been released by the signals and blocking the cross-roads.


Would it not be possible to have stopping places some way before the light signals?