|Friday, May 19, 1899, Vol. 48, No. 17||The Newmarket Era||Page 1, col. 3|
Problem of existence.
Solved by the Town of Newmarket.
The Metropolitan Electric Railway, which is being pushed rapidly forward will reach Newmarket about the first of June. It proposed not only to give a frequent passenger service, but to handle freight systematically as well. Whether it will be an advantage or a drawback to the town remains to be seen. Generally speaking, cheap transportation on radial lines is bad for suburban towns, but in a place where the manufacturing of bulky material is the mainstay of prosperity it is quite likely the advantage of railway competition in freights will balance any loss of trade which may accrue from cheap rates to Toronto.