HC Deb 26 June 1935 vol 303 cc1096-7
47. Lieut.-Colonel WINDSOR-CLIVE

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Bishop's Castle Railway has been closed; and whether any effort has been made by him to induce the Great Western Railway Company to take over this railway.


I have, since my hon. Friend's question appeared on the Order Paper yesterday, approached the Great Western Railway Company, who inform me that in view of the low economic value of the line they would not be justified in entertaining the proposal.

Lieut.-Colonel WINDSOR-CLIVE

Has the Minister considered the hardships which will be inflicted on the people of Bishop's Castle and the surrounding agricultural district if this railway were closed permanently?


I understand that it has been closed for a considerable time, but the matter is within the discretion of the Great Western Railway Company.