§ Mr. Bull
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the imperfect method of the London Passenger Transport Board in notifying the public on the occasion of any accident on their system as to the nature and extent of the dislocation of the traffic; and whether he will consult with the Board with a view to making more adequate arrangements on these occasions for the information and guidance of the travelling public?
§ Mr. Burgin
I am informed by the London Passenger Transport Board that when there is any extended disturbance of the Board's railway services all stations are notified by telephone from the central control office as soon as possible and special notice boards are prominently displayed at each station informing passengers which section of line is affected and what are the alternative routes available.
I understand that in the case of the accident which occurred on the District Railway shortly before 10.0 a.m. on 17th May, the evening newspapers and Press agencies were informed, at 10.15 a.m., of the interruption to the train service and, at 11.0 a.m., were given details of the emergency bus services which were in operation.