HC Deb 21 January 1947 vol 432 c25W
103. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Transport why the train starting from Peterborough at 4.46 p.m. on 27th December was 42 minutes late arriving at Huntingdon, a distance of 18 miles.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The 4.46 p.m. left Peterborough 14 minutes late on account of late running of express trains from the North. As it was therefore late at Holme, it was decided to give precedence on the single up track to the 10.15 a.m. express from Edinburgh which was following it. The express was delayed by holiday traffic at Peterborough and by engine trouble after leaving there, and the stopping train was therefore further delayed, reaching Huntingdon 39 minutes late.