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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 5 (September 1, 1929)

Goods Traffic

Goods Traffic.

It is pleasing to be able to record an increase in goods traffic during the financial year to date of approximately 75,000 tons, with an accompanying decrease in traffic costs of 2.82% per train mile. These figures are a true index of our success in holding and increasing the freight business of Department while at the same time conveying it at a page 9 decreased unit operating cost. They also prove the benefit to be obtained for the public by taking advantage of the economic law of increasing return which operates when increased use is made of the national service that the Railways provide for the transport of goods.