HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 cc1267-8
21. Sir John Graham Kerr

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make further inquiry into the series of accidents to persons following the prescribed route to platforms 14 and 15 at Euston Station during periods of blackout, including one or more seamen proceeding to join their ships on the Clyde, a distinguished professor of the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, and a high Civil Service official; and, as these accidents show the inadequacy of whitening the edge of the platform as a safeguard at this particular danger-spot, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

Mr. Montague

Following an inspection of the conditions at the places in question on platforms 13, 14 and 15 at Euston Station, it has been decided to place movable barriers there. I hope that these will prove effective in preventing any more accidents at these points.

Mr. Robert Gibson

Will ray hon. Friend keep in mind that this danger is acute where the platform is under a roof?

Mr. Montague

Many Members know the difficulty of the change-over at Euston Station, and we hope that this measure will prevent accidents in future.