HC Deb 08 April 1936 vol 310 c2796W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the railway companies issue week-end tickets, daily-voucher tickets, and bulk-travelling tickets subject to the conditions that the company will not be responsible for any claims for injury, fatal or otherwise, or loss or damage or delay to the ticket-holder or his property; that this is not intimated to the purchasers of the tickets and is only known to a small percentage of the travelling public; and will he take action to induce the railway companies to comply with the same statutory liabilities that apply to road passenger traffic?


While I have no legal powers in this matter, I am drawing the attention of the railway companies to the many representations I received. In the meantime, the main line railway companies have informed me that, excluding workmen, they have decided to apply this limitation in future only to passengers holding cheap day, half-day or evening tickets.