HC Deb 08 November 1888 vol 330 cc643-4
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the Postmaster General, If he would state why it is that the down London Day Mail, combined with the Scotch Night Mail for the Counties of Ross, Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness, and Orkney, &c., is allowed to lie at Inverness two-and-a-half hours every morning, instead of being sent on at once on arrival of the train from Perth at 6.30 a.m.?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

, in reply), said, the Highland Railway Company had, since the 1st of October last, accelerated for the purposes of their own traffic the train in question for the first portion of its journey—that is, from Perth to Inverness, where it now arrives at half-past 6 instead of 8 o'clock as previously. The Company have not as yet seen fit to carry the acceleration beyond Inverness.