HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1210
40. Sir Percy Harris

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can do something to make more distinguishable the names of stations on suburban lines during the black-out; and whether he will suggest to the London transport authority the painting of the names in luminous paint?

Captain Wallace

The Railway Executive Committee is considering what means can be taken, consistent with the lighting restrictions, to improve the illumination of station names. I am advised that luminous paint would not afford a satisfactory solution of the problem.

Sir P. Harris

Would the right hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the suggestion that the Transport Board and the other railways should in the meantime employ more men on the stations to call out the names of the stations?

Captain Wallace

That is a new suggestion and I will certainly draw the attention of the Board to it.

Mr. Thorne

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that on some of the District Railways there are small gas jets which are not more than about three-candle power?