§ 30. Mr. Hannah
(for Sir J. Graham Kerr) asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents have happened through persons stepping off the edge of platforms at Euston Station during black-out periods; how many of such accidents have involved injuries serious enough to require hospital treatment; and, in view of the representations made on this subject, what steps have been taken to minimise the risk of such accidents at this station?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Montague)
The company are required to report only 507 fatal accidents and those involving serious injury. Since 1st September, 1939, four accidents in the latter category have been reported which resulted from persons stepping off platforms at Euston Station during the black-out period. I deeply regret that in one of these my hon. Friend suffered a grave injury. I am informed that platform edges are now whitened for a width of eight inches with a hard surface paint, and that instructions have been given for this to be washed daily before the black-out period commences.