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THE NORTH PERTH RAILWAY .-"_ STATIOfi.

DEPUTATION TO THE COMMISSIONEB

OF EAILWATS.

A deputation of residents ef North and West Perth waited upon tbe Commissioner of Railways on Saturday to urge upon him the, advisability of selecting Dyer-street as the site upon which to erect the North Perth railway station, when it is moved.

Mr. G. T. MOLLOT, M.L.A., who intro- duced the deputation, said that it WAS understood outside that the station was to be removed in consequence cf the en- largement of the station yards, whioh at present extended rght to the Mel- bourne-road. The North Perth station was just across the road and within the .nolosure set apart for railway purposes. They wanted the etation situated at a place midway between Subiaeo st ii ion end the Central Perth statioo. A previous deputa- tion had &*bed for a siding at Tkoma^-otreet in order to get material on to the Leeder

Estate.

A petitiou signed by seventy freeholders and residents of North and Wes« Perth stated that the present position of the North Perth' station was inconvenient to a majority of the residents of those districts, the number of persons at present u»incr the station was very limited. A much more advantageous site was at the level crossing at Dyer-street. The city of Perth was growing rapidly and increasing largely in population in and around these north and west distriets,and the erection of a station on the aforesaid crossing would be of material benefit to many people.

Mr. VENN Baid, in reply to the d'pu tation whioh asked for the erection of the station at Thomas-street,that he had pointed out that the gradetherewas 1 in 60 and that at Dyer-street it was only one in 100. A great danger existed in having stations and cross- ings on an incline, and therefore it would be necessary to rednce the grades to a level. It would cost too much to reduce the incline at Thomas-street, andtberefoiehehad to refuse the request of the deputation, bat at the same time he stated that the station when removed would probably be situated at Dyer-street, which would meet the requirements of the district. There was only a distance of 25 chains between Dyer and Thomas-streets. He thought that he could fañly promise the present deputation that when the North Perth station was moved it would be to Dyer

street.

The deputation then thanked the Minister

and withdrew.

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