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It is often declared that New Zealanders, per capita, are the greatest travellers in the world, and this seems to be borne out by the holiday rail figures that come to hand from time to time. The recent Easter holidays, however, seem to indicate that even more New Zealand people have become "travel-minded," for in the Wellington district alone over 21,000 passengers, exclusive of local traffic and Sunday trains, were carried. - Similar reports on the large volume of traffic catered for have been received from the other centres. - The fine weather experienced throughout the period under review no doubt influenced many to take a trip to some, favourite spot, but apart from that aspect, there is a definite indication that "times are better" for a great number of people. Eailway officials "state that the traffic since Thursday has been as heavy as. for' any previous similar period at Christmas or New Year. A perusal of the following figures showing the numbers carried between April 9 and 13 will give some indication of the volume of traffic catered for in Wellington:— From Auckland, 2195; to Auckland, 2380. From Taranaki, 1266; to Taranaki, 1959. From Hawke's Bay, 1118; to Hawke's Bay, 1543. From Manawatu, 2440; to Manawatu, 2943. From Wairarapa, 2656; to Wairarapa, 2757. Total—Out of Wellington, 11,582; into Wellington, 9675.

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RAIL TRAVEL, Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 89, 15 April 1936

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RAIL TRAVEL Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 89, 15 April 1936

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