§ 61. Mr. Gallacher
asked the Minister of Transport whether alterations have recently been made in the signalling system in operation on the underground railways of the London Passenger Transport Board with a view to running more trains per hour, particularly on the Charing Cross—Temple section; and whether careful inquiries will be made to 1212 see that no speeding up of the system entails an increase in danger to the passengers carried thereon?
§ Mr. Burgin
I am informed by the London Passenger Transport Board that no alterations have recently been made to the signalling equipment on the Charing Cross—Temple section of the District Railway with the object of increasing the train service. The only alteration which is being made to the signalling system on this section is the conversion from direct to alternating current. On certain other sections of the board's railways alterations are being made to the signalling system to enable additional trains to be run, but I am satisfied that these alterations will in no way affect the safety of passengers.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Will the Minister give special and particular attention to this question of signalling and speeding-up on the Underground?