HC Deb 12 March 1929 vol 226 cc1001-2W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that with the increase of passenger traffic consequent upon the extension of London northwards there is considerable congestion, especially during the rush hours, at Finsbury Park underground station, which is the terminus of two underground railways and serves a main line of the London and North Eastern Railway; and can he state what steps are being taken by the London Electric and Metropolitan Railway Companies to enlarge the passages there and provide a circulating area?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am informed by the railway companies concerned that, although there is some congestion at Finsbury Park Station during the rush hours, it is no greater than at other stations and that they do not consider that they would, in present circumstances, be justified in incurring the expenditure that would be involved in carrying out large structural alterations at this place.