HC Deb 07 July 1881 vol 263 c240

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has received several applications from public bodies and private individuals begging him to permit the mail trains to be stopped at Thurles, and thus enable passengers and mails to be more conveniently and speedily transmitted to Clonmel and other districts by the new line of Railway recently opened; whether he is aware that the line was constructed on a guarantee on the rates of the County; and, whether, considering the interests of the ratepayers, and the convenience of the public, he can now accede to these applications?


, in reply, said, he had carefully considered the applications referred to in the Question, and found that no public advantage would ensue from complying with them. The disadvantage of stopping the trains would be that it would cause the trains to arrive somewhat later at Cork and Limerick. This would delay the letters, and would probably be inconvenient for the passengers. He was very sorry he could not accede to the request.