HC Deb 02 August 1939 vol 350 cc2360-1
33. Mr. Lee

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will call the attention of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company to the inconvenience and danger to passengers, especially elderly and infirm passengers, caused by the very low platform at their Dronfield, Sheffield area, station?

Captain Wallace

Although the platforms are low the company state that similar conditions exist at a number of other stations and that as circumstances permit they are taking steps to improve the general standard of these platforms. The average daily number of passengers using each of the two platforms at this station is about 200 and having regard to the relatively small traffic the company do not feel that they would be justified in giving priority to improvements at Dronfield, the cost of which would amount to about £850. They also state that until the matter was raised by the Urban District Council on 4th July last, no complaints appear to have been made regarding the height of these platforms.