HC Deb 18 October 1916 vol 86 cc575-6W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will explain why since the 1st October consent has been given to the delay of the day mail to Cork by thirty-five minutes, in addition to the twenty-five minutes resulting from the adoption of uniform time; whether any steps have been taken to prevent the delays between London and Holyhead which have been made the pretext for this change; whether he is aware that even before this change the morning mail train was quite unnecessarily delayed half an hour at Kingsbridge; what time is taken by the mail train in travelling from West-land Road, Dublin, to Kingsbridge; whether more expedition could be used in this part of the journey; and whether an account will be kept by showing the time the mail is delayed at Kingsbridge Station each morning for the next two months?


Under war conditions it appears to be difficult for the Irish mail to keep the scheduled time. Everything possible is being done to reduce the loss of time. At Kingsbridge the train to Cork has been retimed so as to accord with the actual running, and so save inconvenience and expense. The time taken between Westland Road and Kingsbridge is thirty-one minutes. A note is being taken of any delays at Kingsbridge Station.