THE EXPRESS SERVICE.
» The following appeared In the " Otago Dally Times," of Tnnrsday :— To the Editor, Sir, — There la a very great feeling tnat the new express lervioe to Ohrlstohufoh has not- been arranged In the m tereat of tho general body of Iravellers ; that. Indeed almoit the only gainers by the ohange are one or two occasional pai* sengers from Gore, who are enabled to proceed through to Ohrlatohuroh In the one day. iam quite cure that It would ba very much mire to the publio benefit were the express to leave here, amy two hoars earllor, ensuring it retching Christ* church about .7 o'olooic In the evening. I notloe, too, that alaoa the Initiation of the. new arrangements the S uth«jrn express Aduß not so fn qaently oonnect with the Northern steamars at Lyrtelton as formurly, and th's, I presume, implies that they do not fit with tho Union Company's arrangements as ojoveoienty aa they vied t>, Thlo drawback U broagbt lot? more promlneuoe than uiu»l this weak by tha fact that numbers are uaable, as hitherto, to proceed straight through from Dunedin to Wolllogton tor the opening of Parliament. Up to this year the steamer has connected with the Soathero express, but this session the Wellington steamer is advertised to leave Lyttslton at 5 p.m en Wednesday, thus compelling Southern members to prooeed to Ohrlttohurob the previous day In order to oatch her I hope yon will me the lufluenoa of yoor pen \o bring about a rearrangement of the railway time table which will confer more general benefit than that now m f«ros. — I am, eto , Danedln, Jane 18. A Membbr. [Oa making enquiry at the Union U >rapiiny'fl offices we fiod that If the steamers ojnneoted with the Southern expresi at Lyitelton they wjuld arrive at Wellington so late (M Iv moat luet»noes to prevent them prooeed'ng on their journey the same day, except at a lnrge outlay for overtlmo In order to got their work done. With regard to thU week's ateamec not oonneo Ing with Wednesday's express. It appears tbat she oould not do co and ensure her arrival In Wellington lo time for tho opening oeromonioa of tho following day. Io avjld any ohaaoo cf a hitch It was neoessary to fir her departura from Lyttelton at 6 o'olook ou Wednesday. If a time table o*n be framed more m accordance with pablio oouvenlenoe m this respect no douV. the Railway Uommlsstoners will give It their attention. — Ed O.D T.].
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