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ONEHUNGA-NEW PLYMOUTH STEAMERS.

• ALTERATIONS IN- FARES. The Union Steamship Company and "the Northern Steamship Company have for some time past been considering the advisability of effecting changes in the Onehunga-Kew Plymouth, steamer ser- : -vice, rendered necessary by the opening J of the Main Trunk railway, but have de- ; layed action pending such time as they could form an opinion as to the proportion of passenger traffic diverted from the steamer to the railway, which would !» regarded as not due to the novelty of the new route. Both Corrtpanies have for some time ibeen urged to Teduce the fares between Onehunga and 2few Plymouth, it bein<* pointed out to them that the rates for this journey are a. great deal higher than —iTe been ruling between Wellington | and Iyitelfon. They, however, bes-i- j tated to reduce in view of the completion oi the..Main Trunk railway, which mould undoubtedly divert a large portion of the Onehunga>New Plymouth traffic to the all-Tail journey, but in deference to the continued agitation it i has "been decided to try the effect of I charging the same saloon rates as obtain i between Wellington and Lyttelton, I namely, 20s. single and. 355. return, and { also to -reduce the steerage rates to . _15s, single and £2s. 6d. ; return; One-j hcnga-to Wellington--and vice versa, saloon single-iOsij-r-eturn-755., steerage I single 303., return 52a 6d These rates : some into; operation on Ist AjriL j

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ONEHUNGA-NEW PLYMOUTH STEAMERS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 72, 25 March 1909

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