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RAILWAY EXPRESS.

'AN AOCO__SuATEiD SERVICE. TO BEGIN ON .&PEJL 1. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WEL-LNGTON, Wednesday. The accelerated express train services to come into operation on April 1 have been finally arranged. The express how leaving Christchurch at eight a.m. takes .15 hours 5 minutes to reach Invercargill. Under ithe new arrangement this is cut down to 13 hours 10 minutes by cutting out about a dozen stops. On the northward journey the express will be timed as follows at the more important towns:—lnvercargill, depart 6.15 a.m.. Gore 7.33, Clinton 8.30, Balclutha 9.52, Dunedin 11.15, Oamaru 2.38 p.m., Timaru 4.17, Temuka 4.38, Ash burton 5.53, Rakaia 6.25, Christchurch (arrive) 7.27. Going south the train will leave at eight a.m., ancTas at present arrive at Oamaru at. 12.47, Dunedin 4 j o'clock (instead of 5.8), and arrive at Invercargill at 9.30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday's express from the south will be ahle to connect, at Lyttelton with the Maori for Wellington, but on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the llararoa, which fills the gap between the islands, will not be able to connect with the Nonth Island expresses if its departure is delayed, so that the only connection •will be that furnished by the eight ajn. from Dunedin catching the steamer at . abut 6.30 p_i. In the North Island, under the present arrangement, there is ifhe same difficulty in making connection with the 7.50 a.m. express for New Plymouth, and the Railway Department has arranged that this train shall be put back to 8.15 a.m., thus giving ample time for the transfer of passengers and luggage. A few small stops have been eliminated from the time-table, and the express will conse quently reach New Plymouth at its usual time, eight p.m.

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RAILWAY EXPRESS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 72, 25 March 1909

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