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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 1, 1931)

Rail Travel in England and New Zealand

Rail Travel in England and New Zealand

“I have often heard complaints of the New Zealand railways, but, taking into consideration the difference in cost between first-class accommodation in England and the Dominion, I would give them a flat contradiction,” said Mr. Arthur Rose, who returned to Christchurch recently from an extended trip abroad. “In England,” he explained, “you have to pay about 2 1/4 d. a mile for travel, against only about l 1/2d. in New Zealand. I am satisfied that if the New Zealand public was prepared to pay the same rate as in England, our railways would hold their own.”—(From the Christchurch “Press.”)