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Thursday 30 August 1945, The Sydney Morning Herald

Result of Coal Shortage

The Commissioner for Railways, Mr. Hartigan, yesterday announced details of the restricted rail services which, he said, he had been forced to introduce because of the coal shortage.

The amended time-tables for country services will come into operation next Sunday, and those for electric services on Monday week, September 10.

The running of sleeping cars will be discontinued after the berths already reserved have been provided.

A cut of 15 per cent, in the number of trucks available for the carriage of general goods, but not perishables, took effect as from last Monday.

The amended time-tables include a reduction to one express train daily between Sydney and the neighbouring capitals.

The following trains will run on four instead of six days a week: Moree, Glen Innes, Cooma, Temora, Albury, South-West, Cowra, Mudgee, Forbes, and Through West Mails.

Trains reduced from six to three days weekly are: Northern Tablelands and Riverina expresses, Kempsey and Tamworth day trains.

The midday divisions of the Intercity (Newcastle) Expresses will be discontinued, as will also the Cessnock Express on Friday and Sunday nights.

Week-end tourist services will be reduced. Electric services on all lines will be at half-hourly intervals between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and 11 pm., Sundays excepted.

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