THE RAILWAY TARIFF
The last number of the 'Gazette' contains a new Railway Tariff, which goes into operation on the 10th inst. The principal alterations which have been made since the issue of the last tariff, on February C of last year, are as follows : Power is given to extend return excursion tickets for such period as may te notified publicly, on payment of the difference in value between an ordinary single ticket and half the excursion fare; but the ticket must be presented at the station where it was originally issued. Second-class quarterly tickets are to be issued to school children not over fifteen years who attend the State primary schools nearest their homes, and to children attending private schools for primary instruction. The certificate to be signed by the schoolmaster shows, however, that the intention is to issue a/ree ticket. Saturday return tickets will be issued to delegates of religious bodies and friendly societies to attend yearly or half-yearly meetings ; such tickets to be issued seven days prior to the opening of the meeting, and to hold good for a month from date of issue. The Commissioners, however, reserve to themselves the right to decline to issue such tickets. Football, cricket, and other teams of athletes (not less than twelve in number) can secure first class accommodation at second class return fares on giving three days' notice; tickets available for a week. Alterations are made for the conveyance of milk. Up to thirty miles Jd per gallon is chareed, and the same rate for every additional thirty miles or fraction thereof. The rates for firewood are increased for distances of one to six miles ; and all rates for goods have been revised after 150 mileß. In firewood the maximum weight to be carried hafl been raised to six tons. In regard to native coal, an alteration has been made in the way of dealing with mixed consignments. Causes N, 0. or P from one consignor to one consignee may be charged separately, or as one consignment to the highest class to which any of them belongs. On theDunedin-Port Chalmers and Invercargill sections the minimum weight of beer in bnlk is reduced to sowt, and from Danedin or Port Chalmers to Milton raw
materials used in the manufacture of earthenware will be charged as in Class D. Timber other than white pine for export to places outside of the colony, consigned direct to the ship, will be charged : from forty to fifty miles, la 8d per 100 super, feet; not over sixty miles, la 9d ; not over seventy miles, Is lOd; not over eighty miles, Is lid ; not over ninety miles, 2s Id. Local rates are charged for the conveyance of native coals from Bushy (Shag Poiut) as under:—To Oaniaru, 4s 7d per ton ; to Port Chalmers, 4s 9d ; to Pelichet Bay or Dunedin, 5s 6d. The maximum rate for the carriage of cheese, in four-ton lots, consigned from factories south of Dunedin to the Bluff, Invercargill, Dunedin, or Port Chalmers, will be 23s per ton. For cheese in four-ton lots, consigned from factories north of Oamaru to Oainaru, Tiniaru, Christchurch, or Lyttelton, the maximum rate will be 23s per ton.
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THE RAILWAY TARIFF, Evening Star, Issue 7925, 5 June 1889
THE RAILWAY TARIFF Evening Star, Issue 7925, 5 June 1889
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