HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc686-7W

asked the Minister of Transport whether any decision has been arrived at by the London Traffic Committee with regard to the suggestions made by his Department to erect subways for the purpose of relieving very heavy traffic at the Elephant and Castle and other congested traffic points; and will he make a statement?


In order to encourage the use of the existing subways in the locality of the Elephant and Castle a proposal to erect special notices at the entrances is now under discussion between my Department and the Southwark Borough Council. I am at all times prepared to consider proposals from the responsible authorities for the construction of subways. A scheme which has been agreed with the London County Council, the Westminster City Council, the Southern Railway Company and the London Passenger Transport Board provides for the construction of subways across Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, and it is expected that the work will be put in hand in the near future. Subways have been provided in connection with the London Passenger Transport Board's stations at Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park and Leicester Square, and the Corporation of the City of London have recently provided a subway at the Monument. Schemes are in hand for the provision of subways at King's Cross and Aldgate East.