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Great Northern Railway Of Ireland—Clones Level Crossing

Volume 83: debated on Monday 14 May 1900

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I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether anything can be done to prevail upon the management of the Great Northern Railway of Ireland to construct a bridge over the level crossing on their system at Clones, and thereby remove the danger to life and limb which exists at that place; will he use his influence with the management to mitigate the danger which exists in the narrowness of the central platform at Clones, inasmuch as at certain points it is scarcely broad enough to allow two persons to pass each other between the trains and the waiting-room; and will he cause an inspector to visit the place and report upon these matters.

I have been in communication on the subject of the hon. Member's question with the railway company, who do not admit that danger has arisen or is likely to arise from either of the causes mentioned. I will instruct one of the inspecting officers of railways to take an early opportunity of visiting the station named.