The end of Travelling Post Offices

Despite the gradual modernisation of the carriages, the use of railways for transporting mail drastically declined towards the end of the 20th century. In 1988, a radical Travelling Post Office review was introduced which meant the reduction, re-routing and removal of numerous TPOs. This left only 35 in service, and by 1994 this was just 24. The last TPO services ran on the night of 9 January 2004.

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