|Thursday, March 19, 1931, Vol. 80, No. 3||The Northern Advance (Barrie)||Page 1, col. 5|
C.N.R. plans better branch line service
It has been learned from dependable sources that tentative plans have been approved by the traffic department of the C.N.R. which will put Creemore back on the map with a better railroad service than that town has had heretofore.
The new service, it is understood, will be effected by the installation of an electric-gasoline car fitted with a diesel engine, which will leave Collingwood every morning about 7.30, proceeding via Beeton and Georgetown, stopping only at the principal stations, except when flagged, arriving in Toronto around 11 a.m.
On the return trip, the coach would leave Toronto at 4 p.m., reaching Collingwood by 7.30, carrying closed mail bags for all large centres enroute, express and passengers. By such a service passengers would have about five hours to do business in Toronto and return home in time for evening dinner the same day. Beside accommodation for 50 passengers, these coaches have express accommodation and carry closed mail.
It is also learned that the present service would remain as it is excepting that the train will run out of Allandale each morning via Beeton, giving a connection at Beeton with the fast train for Toronto for Cookstown and Thornton passengers, and a return connection around six o'clock in the evening.
Definite announcement from the railroad will not be made until after the 20th inst., when the summer schedules will be arranged.