HC Deb 08 February 1939 vol 343 cc943-4
55. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there is a strong demand for the replacement of Ripple Road level crossing, Barking, by a bridge; and what steps are being taken to effect this improvement?

Captain Hudson

I understand that the Barking Borough Council are not unmindful of the desirability of replacing the level crossing by a bridge. They do not, however, consider the scheme to be so urgent as other work in the borough, especially as it is possible for traffic to avoid the crossing by any one of four alternative routes. For the present, it is proposed to improve pedestrian facilities at the crossing by the provision of a separate footway.