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Passenger Services

Volume 437: debated on Monday 5 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that there are no trains from Gailey to Stafford between 7.46 a.m. and 1.33 p.m. daily; and if he will give instructions to restore the stop at Gailey of the 9.46 a.m. train from Birmingham to Stafford.

To improve the working of the 9.46 a.m. train from Birmingham to Manchester, the stop at Gailey was withdrawn in May, 1946. I am informed that no regular use was made of the train at Gailey station, and that there is an alternative bus service. I regret, therefore, that reinstatement of the stop would not be justified.


asked the Minister of Transport why the 5.46 p.m. train from Marylebone to High Wycombe was held up at Beaconsfield for approximately 18 minutes on 28th and 29th April; and

Special Detail
War OfficeAir Ministry.Admiralty.Petrol Trains.Ministry of Supply.Total.
(1)Number of special passenger trains originating.81357141
(2)Total number of passenger miles.2,787,402360,4001,207,3704,355 172
(3)Number of special freight trains originating.39*2732116
(4)Total number of ton miles.1,170,38080,4003,487,418147,3844,885 582
* Includes 14 Army Post Office mail trains.