HC Deb 27 October 1920 vol 133 c1769W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the fatal accident at the Wimbledon District Railway station on the 14th instant through an electric train mounting the buffers on to the platform; whether there was a similar accident some years ago; whether the jury at the recent inquest found that, in their opinion, the buffers used in the station were unsuitable and should be replaced by buffers of an up-to-date design to suit electric trains; and what course he proposes to adopt?


An inquiry into the recent accident referred to has already been held by an inspecting officer of railways, and in his report he will make such recommendations as the circumstances may seem to call for, and these will receive every attention.