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Cheltenham-London Service

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he can now provide a fast train per day, each way, between Cheltenham and London, in view of the fact that at present the scheduled time of this journey of 100 miles is about four hours.

This matter is being reviewed, and I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.

While I thank my hon. Friend for his reply, will he bear in mind that Cheltenham is about the worst served of any city in the country?

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that most of these trains have to stop twice at every station between Swindon and Gloucester, and that the delay is really intolerable?