The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 6 (September 2, 1935)
The Railways and Holiday Travel. — The Booking Office at King's Cross Station, London
The Railways and Holiday Travel.
The Booking Office at King's Cross Station, London.
Exceptionally heavy passenger bookings have been recorded on the Home railways during the holiday season. Summer vacation travel by rail has exceeded all expectations, and the railways have reaped a rich reward for their enterprise in providing unique facilities for the holiday-maker, such as additional fast services, cheap fares, combined rail and road travel, “all-in” home and continental tours, camping coaches, and “land cruises” by specially equipped express trains. Railway-owned hotels and guest-houses have been filled almost to overflowing; cross-Channel steamships have daily been booked to capacity; accommodation in railway-operated aeroplanes has been reserved weeks in advance, and in every phase of railway activity there has been recorded the same pleasing story of bumper summer business.