§ 88. Mr. MAURICE HEALY
asked the Postmaster-General whether on Saturday morning, the 21st instant, the day mail from Dublin to Cork, notwithstanding very unfavourable weather in the. Channel, reached Kingsbridge Station at 7 a.m. and only started from that station at 7.35 a.m.; and whether he will explain why such delay takes place at Kingsbridge?
The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Pike Pease)
According to Post Office records the mail train reached Kingsbridge on the 21st October at 7.6 a.m.—nineteen minutes late. This was an advance of the average time of arrival during the month. About twenty minutes is required at Kingsbridge for railway and mail purposes. The mail train for the South left at 7.35 a.m. in accordance with the revised time table.
Mr. PIKE PEASE
The train from Kingstown Pier is a composite one, and is made up of several sections: (1) Dublin and South-Eastern van with mails; this is detached from the train at Westland Row. (2) Midland Great Western carriages; these are detached at Amiens Street Station; and so on.