§ Commander COCHRANE
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience caused to local residents by the discontinuance of passenger trains on the Firth of Clyde railway; and if he can give an assurance that a passenger-carrying service will be re-instituted in the near future?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I understand that the passenger service on this line was discontinued a year ago owing to the poor support given to the service locally, following on the establishment of omnibus services, and the loss incurred in working. I have no jurisdiction in the matter and I cannot hold out any hope that the service is likely to be reinstituted.