3 MAY 1924, Page 3

On Thursday, April 24th, Prince George opened the new Harwich-Zeebrugge

train ferry. Thus at last the project of linking these islands with the Continental railway system is realized. As has been already said in the Spectator, the vessels used on this new service arc those which were built for the Government during the War to ply between Richborough and Boulogne. It is not quite clear why train-ferries have not been estab- lished sooner since they have been practicable for at least fifty years. The probable reason was the slight difference in gauges used in British and Continental railways. This difficulty has now been got over by the manufacture of fifteen thousand, so called, " common- user " trucks. * * * *