Railway Station Accommodation (Armed Forces).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1940.

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asked the Minister of Transport the amounts received by or due to the railway companies from voluntary organisations catering for the com-

Vehicles concerned.Fatal accidents.Non-fatal accidents involving personal injury.
1939 period.1940 period.1939 period.1940 period.
Trolley Vehicles7142,0542,012
Tramcars891,7401,147
Central Omnibuses30364,3282,790
Coaches7217631
Country Omnibuses45325266
56668,6236,246

At the inquests on the 66 fatal accidents which occurred during the 22 weeks ended 29th June, 1940, the verdict was "accidental death" in 61 cases; "death by misadventure" in three cases; "death from natural causes" in one case; and in one case there was an open verdict. In only two out of the 66 cases was there any criticism of the drivers concerned.