HC Deb 01 May 1862 vol 166 c1106

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether his attention has been drawn to the delay that occurs between the arrival of the American Mails in Queenstown Harbour and their being placed on the Cork and Dublin Railway for transmission to England; and whether he is aware that by using the Queenstown Railway a considerable saving of time could be effected?


was understood to say, that he had been informed by the Post Office authorities, that if they used the railway instead of the steamers between Cork and Dublin, it would only effect a saving of about thirty-five minutes, but that would not obviate the delay which sometimes arose between Kingstown and Holyhead, which was the more important matter. The Post Office authorities, in communication with the directors of the railway, had found that there would be considerable difficulty in running express trains at any hour of the night. Under these circumstances it was intended to continue the present arrangements.

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