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The Minister of Railways fully expects to to have. trains running through from Wellington to Napier by the Ist January next. It is intended to make a twelve hours service, starting from Wellington at 8 a.m. and reanhing Napier at 8 p.m., and vice veraa. To manage to travel over the distance in the time only the prinoipal stations will be called ab. Aa far as the Wairarapa is concerned it is contemplated ab present, afte>> leaving Cross Creek, the train will call at Featherston, Carterton, Maaterton, Eketahuna, Pahiatua, and Woodville. A mixed passenser and luggage train will stare as now from Wellington at 7.15 a.m. It has been puzzling the heads of the department how to arrange for travellers' refreshment. It will most probably be arranged to have a refreshment car attached to tfhe train between Cross Creek and Woodville, or whiohever station the Napier and Wellington trains meet at, and at present it is thought Woodville will bo the junction. The rate of sp-ed through the flat country will average thirty-five milea an hour, to accomplish the journey in the time laid down. Tiie Rimntaki is the great drawback. At the present time the through .purney via Jlanavratu ia done in IU hours Timid people, no doubt, will be content with the slower train, but the express will be thoroughly appreciated by the majority of the travelling public. Some arrangement will be made to run the Greytown train to Featherston or Carterton to meet the express. It is recognised as an impossibility to stop at Woodside. The time lost inwait;ing for the tram and exchanging mails' would be too serious. Also, the speed of 35 miles': an hour could not be reached with this stoppage between Featherston %nd Carterton ' Carterton Observer.' • :

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THE RAILWAY TO NAPIER., Evening Star, Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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THE RAILWAY TO NAPIER. Evening Star, Issue 10438, 6 October 1897