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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July 1, 1938.)

Holidays on the Continent

Holidays on the Continent.

Continental holidays are increasing in favour, and this trend is bringing valuable business to the Southern Railway. This line, in association with the Northern Railway of France, provides the shortest and quickest route between London and Paris. Altogether, the Southern owns 48 ocean-going steamships, and last year these vessels conveyed 4,500,000 passengers, 310,000 tons of cargo, and 57,200 motor-cars, between Britain and France and the Channel Isles. One service, increasing in popularity, is the train-ferry linking Dover with the French port of Dunkirk. This ferry in 1937 conveyed no fewer than 74,000 passengers, 57,000 tons of cargo, and 1,600 motor-cars. Dunkirk, is a convenient point of departure for all corners of Europe.