HC Deb 18 December 1963 vol 686 cc227-8W
Sir R. Thompson

asked the Minister of Transport if he has now come to a decision on the Railway Board's proposal to close the Woodside to Sanderstead line to passengers.

Mr. Marples

Yes. I am now satisfied that, in spite of the other transport services available in the area, some hardship to users would exist at the present time if the closure took place. On this basis I have decided that formal consent should be refused. It may be that on a review of the situation in connection with some future proposal the matter might appear differently, although this would seem unlikely for three years at least.