Improved Standard of Service.
As regards other aspects of service, where an improvement in the standard of service was called for, steps have been taken to effect the necessary improvement. On the passenger side this latter aspect has principally taken the form of continuing the policy of providing a higher standard of comfort in the cars. Since the Board assumed control a number of new cars of modern design and embodying many features making for a higher standard of service, have been completed in the Department's workshops and put into traffic. Many of the existing carriages have been improved, particularly in the direction of improving the second-class accommodation. In connection with the goods traffic imper
The Luxury Of Modern Travel.
Marconiphone wireless equipment in use on the “Royal Scot” Express.
passenger. Loud speakers are not favoured, as it is felt these might be objectionable to a proportion of the passengers, desiring to read or to enjoy in silence the charms of the passing countryside.
The “Royal Scot,” it may be noted, has just celebrated its seventieth anniversary. At 10 a.m. daily this giant among passenger trains pulls out of Euston Station, London, arriving in Glasgow at 5.40 p.m. —400 miles in 7 hours 40 minutes. Described as “four hundred tons of wheeled comfort,” the “Royal Scot” expresses during the past seventy years have covered 17,000,000 miles.