HC Deb 28 May 1897 vol 49 cc1513-4

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that great inconvenience is caused by the early hour at which the Sunday mail train leaves Limerick for Tralee; and whether the Postmaster General will allow the railway company to change the hour of departure to a more convenient one?


The Postmaster General is not aware that inconvenience is caused by the earl mess of the hour at which the night mail train is dispatched front Limerick to Tralee on Sundays. The dispatch is made at 7.30 a.m., 2 hours 40 minutes later than on weekdays. Tralee itself is served by an earlier train from Mallow; but there is reason to believe that if the train from Limerick were made later on Sundays than at present, complaints would be received as to the later delivery of the correspondence of the towns between Limerick and Tralee. Under these circumstances, the Postmaster General does not see his way clear to agree to a later dispatch of this train on Sundays.