Train Service, Gourock — Glasgow.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 14th August 1940.

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Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the inadequacy of the train service between Gourock, Greenock and Glasgow and vice versa; and whether he will take the appropriate steps to have the service adequately augmented?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

The morning and evening workmen's service on this line is being augmented as from 19th August.

Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

Does my right hon. Friend mean "workmen only" trains?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

I mean workmen's special trains. There will be two trains in the morning and two trains at night extra.

Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the evening Gourock trains arriving at Greenock Central are already full, and that when they get to Bishopston workmen are left on the station and are unable to get to Glasgow?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

I think that that matter is taken care of by the fact that there will be two extra trains morning and evening.

Photo of Mr James Maxton Mr James Maxton , Glasgow Bridgeton

Will seamen coming off the ships be regarded as entitled to travel on these workers' trains, and will the Minister consider the fact that there is a tremendous number of seamen travelling from Greenock to Glasgow not normally at the time when workers' trains are running?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

I will look into that matter.