HC Deb 20 December 1960 vol 632 c152W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Postmaster-General to state the reasons for sending mail to Edinburgh via the slow midland railway route from Euston.

Miss Pike

Mail from London to Edinburgh is forwarded generally by the east coast route from King's Cross. The one exception to this is the special post office mail train leaving Euston at 8.30 p.m. which is used in preference to the 8.20 p.m. passenger train from King's Cross, on which the facilities for post office work are limited. Between 14th November and 16th December mail forwarded by the 8.30 p.m. Euston train connected with the first delivery in Edinburgh on 25 occasions out of a possible 29, whereas if forwarded by the 8.20 p.m. King's Cross train it would only have connected on 22 occasions.

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