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Railway Crossings And Bridges

Volume 439: debated on Monday 7 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport the number of level-crossings on public roads for whose working and upkeep the railway companies are responsible.

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 30th June, 1947, Vol. 439, c. 117), supplied the following statement:The number of level crossings on public roads for whose working and upkeep the railways are responsible is 4,449.

asked the Minister of Transport the number of bridges on public roads conveying traffic over railways for whose upkeep the four main line railway companies are responsible.

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 30th June, 1947, Vol. 439, c. 117), supplied the following statement:The main line companies and the London Passenger Transport Board are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the structure of 12,448 bridges carrying public roads over the railways. Of this number, 705 bridges carrying trunk roads have been transferred to me under the Trunk Roads Act, 1946, but the companies are continuing to maintain the bridge structures on my behalf.