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L. E. & N. to Start Soon

The Brantford Expositor on Saturday last said it had been informed on the very best of authority that arrangements are practically completed for the erection of a union radial station in that city, to be used jointly by the Brantford & Hamilton and the Lake Erie and Northern railways. It will be placed immediately south of Lorne bridge, on the site of the building formerly occupied as offices by the Brantford Ice Co., and will be a handsome structure of brick and concrete, costing approximately $25,000 or $30,000. Some time ago plans for a station were prepared for the use of the Lake Erie & Northern Railway, but the present plans call for a much larger structure, and as above indicated will be used jointly by the two roads in question. The project indicates the close alliance which will henceforth exist between these roads, doing away with the possibility of carrying out the suggestion at one time made by the municipal railway commissioners that there should be joint terminal between the Brantford radial railway system and the Brantford and Hamilton.

It had been the expectation that cars on the Lake Erie and Northern between Brantford and Galt, would be run by December 15. The cars, which are wider and longer than those used on the Galt, Preston & Hespeler road, but of similar construction, are all ready save for the motors, and it is the delay in obtaining these sooner which has caused the postponement of the date of opening the line.

It is expected however, that this will be before the new year. Passenger cars will be run hourly between Brantford and Galt, and there will be a two-hour service between Brantford and Port Dover once the latter section is completed.

The cars between Brantford and Galt will be run in such a manner as to connect with those between Brantford and Hamilton.

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