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Railway Couplings (Breakages)

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport how many railway couplings have broken in service this year on the railways of England, Scotland, and Wales, on passenger trains and in goods trains; and in how many of such cases of breakage has loss of life resulted?

During the first five months of this year there have been reported; 623 broken couplings or drawbars on passenger trains and 2,558 on goods trains. No loss of life occurred in consequence of any of these breakages.