HC Deb 11 January 1916 vol 77 c1453W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the North-Eastern Railway Company have made alterations in the way of restrictions of numbers of trains on the branch line serving the rural district of Easington, county Durham; and that the railway company threatened further restriction, which is interfering with the trade of the district, especially the South Hetton Coal Company; and, seeing that the railways are under national control, will he intervene in the interests of the public, thus supporting the local deputations which are waiting on the officials of the North-Eastern Railway Company to obtain better service and avert further restriction?


I have communicated with the railway company in this matter, and I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of their reply.