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THE DAYLIGHT LIMITED.

NEW SERVICE ON MAIN TRUNK.

FIRST TRAIN ON MONDAY.

CONVENIENCE TO TRAVELLERS

FACILITIES FOR COUNTRY

The daylight limited express will make its first journey between Auckland and Wellington on Monday. The advantage* of the new service may not appeal to

business men in the two cities to the same extent as do the facilities at present afforded by the night limited, but to the large holiday and tourist class which practically monopolises the railway m the summer months, the new service is certain to find more favour than does the

present uncomfortable night journey. Present booking encourages the belief that the public aro hesitant about travelling by what they unreasonably regard as an experimental trip. At any rate, the booking up to yesterday.' afternoon would have filled only one coach out of the seven ipfcsseuger coaches that will comprise the first train. It may be taken as almost a definite conclusion that public support will improve as the soi\ice becomes better known and as the of the holidays increases the volume ot traffic. At the same time, it must be remembered that the great advantage of a daylight, limited over a night tiain is the bonvenience it affords to country people desiring to join at intermediary .stopping-places. To the towns on the Thames, Rotorua, and i Cambridge lines, the daylight limited from Wellington to Auckland will fulfil the much-needed requirement of providing a fast means of reaching Auckland at night. The limited arrives at Frankton on -s way north at -8.26 p.m. and leaves eight minutes afterwards for Auckland direct. In order that Rotorua and Thames , people may join this train at Frankton,,. minor alterations have been made in the running timc-s of the afternoon trains from those termini, enabling travellers to depart at 3.25 p.m. and 3.45 p.m. respectively arid arrive in Auckland at 11.1 p.m. Cambridge residents will be afforded a similar facility by taking the 6 p.m. train for Frankton.' Paeroa an Hour Earlier. On the downward trip from Auckland there is no advantage in abandoning the ordinary Rotorua and 'ihames expresses, except in the case of travellers intending to alight at stations between Frankton _ and - Paeroa, In this case, it will be possible, by leaving the dav'light express at 1' rankton at 10.14 a.m.," to catch the 10.30 train from Frankton to Paeroa, and reach the latter junction at 2.2 p.m., an hour earlier tnan by the Thames express. Considerable benefit is going to _be reaped in Taranaki by the new service. Travellers from Auckland will alight- from the train at le Kuiri at about 11.33 a.m., "have an hour for lunch, journey via the Awakino Valiev by service' car, and reach New Plymouth at 6.15 p.m. On the return journey, it will be possible to leave New Plymouth by motor at 12.30 p.m., reach Te Kuiti at 6.15 p.m., have an hour for tea, and join the daylight limited from Wellington at 7.15 pni., arriving in Auckland at 11.1 p-m. Visitors to the Waitomo caves will also find a convenient motor service at their disposal. The daylight limited will run to the following time-table: — DOWN. Arrive. Depart. Auckland • . ".-53 a;tn. Frankton ■ • 10.14 a.m. 10.22 a.m. Te Awamutu 10.55 a.m. Te Kuiti. . . 11.37 a.m. Tauinarunui 1.23 p.m. 1.56 p.m. Okakune , . . 4.5 P;.ni. Taihape . . 5.40 p.m. Marton . 7.6 p.m. 7.26 p.m. J'almerston N. 8.29 p.m. Wellington . 11.10 p.m. UP. Arrive Depart. Wellington . 7.55 a.m. PaLmerst-on N. 10.48 a.m. 11 art on ... 11.39 a.m. 11.59 a.m. Taihape . . 1.42 p.m. Obakune . . 3.22 p.m. Taumarunui 5.7 p.m. 5.31 p.m. Te Kuiti . . 7.15 p.rn. Te Awamutu 7.58 p.m. Frankton . 8.26 p.m. 8.34 p.m. Auckland .. 11.1 p.m. Observation Car Needed.

The absence of an observation car on the train is to ba regretted. Apparently the department considers it an unwarranted expense, at least until the success of the daylight limited is assured, but if the idea is being entertained that an observation car is an unnecessary luxury the experience of other Dominions proves ihe contrary. The tourist traffic in NewZealand is sufficiently important to encourage railway travel by the provision of the modern facilities demanded by oversea visitors, and,when there is every reason to believe tba-t an observation car coi.dd be made self-supporting, a mere nerraHve or disinterested attitude is greatly mistaken.

TABANAKI CONNECTION.

NEW MOTOR TiWE-TABLE.

SERVICES REORGANISED

fEY TELEGRAPH.—OWN CORRESPONDENT.] TE KHITP Fridnv. T.. meet the needs of travellers from Auckland to New Plymouth and New Plymouth to Auckland who wish to take the daylight express, a new motor service time-table was issued here to-day. On and after Monday, passengers from Auckland arriving bv the e:;press at 11.28 £.m. will be able to have lunch and con tinue their journey by a car leaving Te Kuiti at noon and reaching New Plymouth at 5 p.m. for dinner. On the return journey a car will leave New Plymouth at 11 a.m., arriving at Te Kuiti at 5.30 p.m.. giving passengers over an hour and a-hali for a refit and dinner before catching the up daylight limited at 7.15 for Auckland.

The Aard service connecting New Piv mouth with Hamilton has also been re Organised.

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THE DAYLIGHT LIMITED., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19175, 14 November 1925

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THE DAYLIGHT LIMITED. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19175, 14 November 1925

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