HC Deb 21 June 1928 vol 218 cc1788-9W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that during the rush hours upon the District Railway, owing to the crowded carriages and the last carriage often remaining partly in the tunnel during the stoppage, there is a danger of passengers not knowing when they have reached their destination; and will he consult with the company concerned to inaugurate some system of informing passengers what station the train is stopping at?

Colonel ASHLEY

I understand that where part of the train cannot pull right into the platform owing to its length being too great for this purpose, illuminated name plates are provided upon the tunnel walls immediately ad- jacent to the station, and that in addition, a guard, from whom information can be obtained, is provided upon the rear car of the train and this is the car which may in part remain in the tunnel.