Whatever the virtues of the Kailway Commission, tbe Commissioners bays* little of tbe wißdom which seeks to avoid unnecessary irritation. Nob a few in* stances could be given. Tbeir aotion or proposed action in regard to Waitara railway station is a case very muob in point. Waitara, aa one of the ports of tbe district, is entitled-feo oonaiderationi ao are the people wbo nee it: tbe shippers resident in tbe district, tbe passengers wbo come and go from other districts. They are entitled to expect decent accommodation. Possibly the station bnildingj At Ngaire might be sufficient if removed to meet; requirements, though vVe should think not, and tbat tbere could be no saving or advantage worth speaking of secured by removing them. But if a few pounds could be saved, what about Ngaire requirements ? Surely tbe Commissioners onght to know that tbe district served by Ngaire station is progressive, tbat tbe land is coming into oloser cultivation, that dairying is developing, and population likely to Bteadily increase, so that traffic both in respect of goods and passengers must grow. It really does seem foolish to think of removing an old building thirty miles when tbe removal is not likely to save anything or satisfy anybody. Little peddling acts like these do much to alienate support from the Railway Commission, and tbe efforts of tbe Commissioners to save pence may in the end cost the colony pounds.
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