HC Deb 03 March 1965 vol 707 cc238-9W
29. Sir H. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the fact that he has authorised the complete withdrawal of rail passenger services between Birmingham, New Street, and Walsall with effect from 18th January, whether he is satisfied that adequate bus services have been made available in their place to those persons living in Aldridge who are the main sufferers from the closure and many of whom are suffering hardship therefrom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Swingler

Passenger services have been discontinued only on the line via Penns.

If we are given any specific evidence that the alternative services are not meeting the essential needs of former rail passengers we will willingly examine it.