HC Deb 27 February 1920 vol 125 cc2065-6W

asked the Minister of Transport 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 he will take steps to sec that a reasonable service of trains will be given to intending travellers to Chipstead Valley stations on Derby days in future.


I understand that three down trains had to be cancelled on Derby Day as this was the only means by which the railwy company could deal with the extra quantity of traffic for the Epsom races. The General Manager of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway has this matter under consideration, and it is hoped that there will not be a recurrence of the difficulty.