Railway Facilities (Empire Exhibition, Glasgow).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 23rd February 1938.

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Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make representations to the railway companies of this country to run cheap excursions from all over the country to Glasgow when the Empire Exhibition is opened in May this year, in order that thousands of persons in Britain who have heard of the River Clyde may have an opportunity of seeing it as well as the exhibition?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

The railway companies, in conjunction with the exhibition authorities, have been giving careful consideration to the question of offering special fares and facilities in connection with the Empire Exhibition. A public announcement will, I am informed, be made very shortly.

Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

Will the Minister use his influence to see that the railway companies grant every facility possible for people who visit the exhibition?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I am most anxious that the transport facilities for this important Empire Exhibition should be of the best possible character.