HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c409W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss the safety implications of the installation of two-way radios in engine cabs on busy railway routes.

Mr. Portillo

I discuss a variety of matters including safety questions at regular meetings with the BR chairman. BR rolling stock for driver-only operation will be fitted with radios, and BR is currently fitting radios to existing main line locomotives and high-speed trains.

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