HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc535-6W
Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Transport how many railway companies operate railways in the United Kingdom; how many companies lease their railways to be operated by other companies; and how many railway companies own steamers carrying passengers in connection with their normal service?


The number of companies operating in the United Kingdom is 132, whilst 121 railways are leased to or worked under agreement by other companies. There are fourteen railway companies owning passenger carrying steamboats.