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PETITION TO GENERAL MANAGER. A petition to the General Manager of Railways, which originated at Dunsandel, is at-present in circulation in the"! [ Dunsandel, Greendale, Brookside, Leeston and Southbridge districts, asking either that the first express south from , I Christchurch should be timq-tabled to stop at Dunsandel, or that the first slow j train 'from Christchurch should be run before the first express, to convey passengers to the next stopping place, Rakaia. The arguments put forward, in sup-i port of the request are: —(1) Thai? the Dunsandel station is the centre of a very large and important district, residents in Greendale, Brookside, Irwell, Leeston and Southbridge, all being obliged to come to this station to travel on the Christchurch-Invercargill main line; (2) That the people in these localities are denied the privilege of travelling any further south than Dunedin in one day; (3) That -the people are equally unable to travel as far south as jTimaru and return the same day; (4) [That it is a. difficult matter for all, and f impossible for most, to drive to Rakaia in time to cross the railway traffic bridge before the ' express passes through, in order to; catch the train there; (5) That children requiring a secondary'■education are debarred from attending a high school, and returning Ito their homes at night. • s

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TRAIN SERVICE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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TRAIN SERVICE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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