asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he is aware that owing to the limited number of trains to and from King's Cross, London, which stop at Durham L.N.E.R. station, much inconvenience and loss of time is experienced by the travelling public; and, seeing that the first daytime train from London which stops at Durham arrives there at 9.35 p.m. and that no through train from Durham to King's Cross is available between 8.32 a.m. and 7.3 p.m., will he arrange for more trains on this route to stop at Durham.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Passengers from King's Cross can travel to Durham by trains which leave at 4.15 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12.45 p.m. Passengers from Durham to London can travel on trains which leave at 7.40 a.m., 12.16 p.m., and 2.56 p.m. On these trains, a change must be made either at York or Darlington The traffic on this line is very heavy, and I regret that more long-distance trains could not be stopped at Durham without seriously affecting the general operation of the goods and passenger services involved.