HC Deb 06 April 1897 vol 48 cc634-5

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he can state if through third class tickets are to be issued to the south of Ireland from Euston, under the new accelerated mail service, continuing the arrangement of the London and North Western Railway to Holyhead?


It is not in contemplation, so far as the Postmaster General is aware, to issue through third class tickets to the South of Ireland from Euston under the accelerated mail service. The London and North Western Railway Company are understood to be making preparations for the conveyance of third-class passengers by the mail trains between London and Holyhead, but there is no third-class accommodation provided on board the Holyhead and Kingstown packets. As regards the service from Dublin to the South of Ireland, the Postmaster General would welcome the change if the company desired to carry third-class passengers by the mail trains, provided punctuality in the working were maintained.