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THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY.

[From Ooa Own Correspondent.] WELLINGTON, Avavsrc 31. The Union Company have under consideration a complete revision of their ordinary fares throughout their service, and a new table of farea is just being brought out, and will come into operation on Ist November. The main features are a reduction in the fares between Auckland and Sydney, Wellington and Sydney, and Melbourne and the Bluff. Between Auckland and Sydney and Wellington and Sydney the reduction ia from LlO saloon and Ls*steerage to L 8 and L 4, while fares from the Bluff to Melbourne will also be reduced to L 8 and L 4. Between these ports, the usual summer excursion return saloon tickets will be Ll2 instead of Ll3 10s as at present; between Wellington and Lyttelton single fares will be 30s saloon and 20s steerage, instead of L2 saloon and 253 steerage, as at present; while between the two ports excursion return tickets will be issued during the summer months at LC 5s and Jjl 10s saloon and steerage respectively. Corresponding reductions are provided for in other coastal fares. In some case* the reductions may appear small, but in others—such as between Wellington, Auckland, and Sydney the reduction amounts to 25 per cent., while it ia computed that the aggregate reduction will be no less than L 20.000 on the year's takings, but it is anticipated that the company will to a large extent be recouped for this sacrifice by the greater travel induced by the reduction in the fares. Speoial exhibition tickets will also be issued at further reduced rates and available for a limited period, piobably a month or six weeks from the date of issue. These for the return journey will be: From Melbourne to the Bluff, Sydney to Wellington, and Sydney to Auckland LlO saloon and L 5 steerage. Between Wellington and Lyttelton the exhibition tickets by all steamers will be L2 retnrn aaloonand 25s return steerage, while to Dunedin by steamer the return fares will be L 3 10s saloon and L2 10a steerage. It ia also hoped to arrange for extra steamers at cheaper rates aB occasion requires. In connection with the Union Company's steamers the Railway Department have arranged to issue return tickets from Lyttelton to Dunedin at 40s first-class and 25s second-class, as weil as firat-class tioketß available all over the southern section of railway from Lyttelton to Invercargill and Lake Wakatipu, available for a period of one month, for L 5. These ticket* will, no doubt, be largely availed of, aa holders can travel freely in any direction for the one payment. The Railway Commissioners will also issue tickets at stations throughout the North Island representing both railway and steamer journey. To overtake the traffic, special steamer arrangements will be made. The Union Company's s.a. Takapuua wjll run an express service between the Manakau and Lyttelton, calling at New Plymouth and Wellington, while a similar service will be arranged between Lyttelton and Nelson, calling en route at Wellington. Between Lyttelton and Wellington there will bedaily •teamen each way. ,

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THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY., Evening Star, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY. Evening Star, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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