HC Deb 23 March 1927 vol 204 cc403-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the length of the Cranwell Railway; what it is chiefly used for; what is the approximate tonnage carried; how much does it work out per ton per mile; and what are the annual deficits for the last three years?


As regards the first part of the question, the length of the main line is 5 miles 14 chains and in addition there are 2 miles 32 chains of sidings. The answer to the second part is that the line has been used entirely for goods traffic since November last; to the third, that approximately 13,500 tons are carried each year on the average. As regards the fourth part, the cost per ton mile during the last three years works out at 3'07d. As regards the last part, the excess of expenditure over receipts for each of the last three years, during which the line was also being used for passenger traffic, was as follows:

1923–24 3,570
1924–25 4,795
1925–26 3,620