HC Deb 06 September 1909 vol 10 c1066W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state why the railway gates at Goragh, near Newry, level crossings on the Great Northern Railway, are kept invariably shut across the county roads and not left as at other level crossings; why only one man is left in charge 16 hours daily of the two sets of gates of two level crossings, where 50 trains pass per day, 190 yards apart, so that the public for the most part must open the gates for themselves; whether he is aware that numbers of children open these gates daily in passing to and from the local National school; that these gates are shut across the roadway at night while no man is in charge, and are sometimes locked across the road; and what steps have been taken in the matter?


I am in communication with the Railway Company in the matter, and will inform the hon. Member of the result in due course.