New B.R.S. Depots Micrograms • • •
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NEW depots at Liverpool and Warrington were opened by British Road Services last Saturday. Nightly services will run from them to various parts of the country. Four more depots are to be completed in the north-west as part of the B.R.S. national reorganiza. tion programme. These will be at Burnley, Preston, Queensferry and Liverpool.
The new depots have been designed to meet modern transport requirements. Well-lit offices overlook fully surfaced parking grounds. and there are extensive covered loading decks, maintenance shops and automatic refuelling points.
The Liverpool depot is intended to handle about 140 trunk vehicles and is situated in the dock area, in which there are also B.R.S. warehouses. Port and Customs clearance is provided through the B.R.S. shipping office at Liverpool, and a fleet of radio-controlled vehicles is employed to minimize dock delays.
The Warrington depot has facilities for dealing with over 70 vehicles. At a luncheon after the opening, Maj.-Gen. G. N. Russell, general manager of B.R.S., said that because they had a nation-wide organization they could offer services far in excess of anyone else in the road transport business.
Employees' wives were invited to the opening so that they could see the conditions under which their men worked.
EDBRO-B. AND E. MOVE
FROM next Monday, the head office and main factory of Edbro-B. and E. Tippers, Ltd., will be at Quebec Street, Bolfon. The main body shop in Foundry Street, Bolton, remains in full production.
Tipping gear manufacture and service will be carried out at Quebec Street, except that until the end of this month Edbro and Edbro-B. and E. spares and service will be available from Bradford Street, Bolton, and B. and E. spares and service from Foundry Street. Southern service continues to operate from London.
GLASSPOL CAB ON ELECTRIC
rIA BATTERY-ELECTRIC 25-cwt. delivery vehicle, based on a longwheelbase chassis and having a glasspol cab, has been introduced by Wales and Edwards, Ltd., Wyle Cop. Shrewsbury. Previously, only front cowls have been made of glasspol.
The new cab combines smart appearance with ease of access and good visibility. Side draught deflectors improve weather protection.
134 LEYLANDS FOR DELHI
COSTING over Rs.I0m., 134 Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster buses are to be supplied to the Delhi Transport Service. About 50 are expected to be delivered during this financial year and the remainder by the end of 1957. Capacity will be for some 65 passengers. Foden's in Bristol: Foden's. Ltd., have bought land at Bristol on which to build a service depot, and construction sffould start soon Canadian Output Up: Canada pi oduced 56,035 commercial vehicles in the first six months of this year, compared with 49,040 in the first half of 1955.
Peebles for N.A.F.W.R.: Next year's conference of the National Association of Furniture Warehousemen and Removers will probably be held in Peebles.
French Exports Down: France exported 11.735 commercial vehicles during the first five months of this year—I,905 fewer than in the corresponding period of last year.
Runinsken Move: Runbaken Electrical' Products have moved their head office, sales and service departments and account offices to 45 Oxford Road, Manchester, 1 Leyland Output Up: Leyland production, during the first six months of this year, has exceeded by more than 13 per cent. the volume in the corresponding period of 1955.
Rubber Road Markers: The Dunlop concern are making road markers and barriers in Fortiflex, a compound of rubber resin. No damage is done if a vehicle hits such, a marker.
Advice on Careers: "Fitters, Turners, Machinists" has been published by the Central Youth Employment Executive in the "Choice of Careers" series (Stationery Office, Is. (d.).
York Distributors: Messrs. Harry Dando. Chipping Sodbury, and the Peterborough Engineering Co.. Ltd., Newark, near Peterborough, have been appointed distributors for York trailers.
Quick Work: H. Evers, Ltd., Manchester, 4, recently carried 1,100 tons of material from Manchester docks to a destination 12 miles away in 26 hours with their fleet of Fodens and Fiedfords.
Engine Handbook: F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough, have published a new booklet dealing with the maintenance of their Pseries engines. Each book is divided into a section for drivers and another for mechanics.
New Waiting Bans: Local members of the Traders' Road Transport Association have had their attention drawn to Cornwall County Council's proposals to restrict waiting in certain narrow streets of Falmouth.
B.M.C. Paint Prices: The charge for painting B.M.C. 12 and 152 light vehicles in single colour is £44 and in two colours £52, the British Motor Corporation announced last week. Purchase tax is not applicable to these sums.
B.T.C. Fares: In London yesterday, the Transport Tribunal resumed the hearing of an application by the British Transport Commission for confirmation of temporary fare increases in the London area which came into force early in the year.
Beadle Orders: The East Kent Road Car Co.. Ltd., have ordered 12 A.E.C. Reliance Continental touring coaches and 16 Reliance 37-seaters incorporating Beadle bodywork with patented light-alloy sections. Maidstone and District Motor Services, Ltd.' are buying 17 Reliance 42-seaters with similar bodywork.
Cohen Split Plan: At an extraordinary general meeting of George Cohen Sons and Co., Ltd., on September 25, it is to be proposed that the organization be divided into a holding and a trading company. The holding company may be named the George Cohen 6Q0 Group, Ltd.. kind the subsidiary trading concern will 'lake the name of the present parent company.