HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 c384W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that on Derby day, Chipstead, Kingsworth, and Tadworth were completely deprived of railway facilities from 5.45 a.m. to 1.49 p.m. to meet the convenience of those attending the races, and the superintendent of the line of the South-Eastern and Chatham Railway, when approached on the subject, refused to promise any railway connections with the above-mentioned places between the hours just given on future Derby days; and whether the Board of Trade will take steps to see that a reasonable service of trains will be given to intending travellers to Chipstead Valley stations on Derby days in future?


I am not aware of the circumstances mentioned, but I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Baronet when they are completed.