58 British Buses for Jamaica
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AS forecast in The Commercial Motor on July 24, British buses are to replace the American White vehicles in use in Kingston, Jamaica. Fifty-eight Leyland and Leyland-M.C.W. Olympic buses are to be introduced by Jamaica Omnibus Services, Ltd., the new British company formed to operate buses in Kingston, in place of Jamaica Utilities, Ltd.
Metropolitan Cammell Weymann, Ltd., are to build 21 36-seat Mark II single-deck bus bodies, 30 ft. long and 8 ft. wide, on Leyland Royal Tiger OPSU 3/3 chassis of 15-ft. 7-in. wheelbase. They have also been given an order for 15 44-seat Mark II single-deck bodies, 35 ft. long and 8 ft. wide, which will bc mounted on Leyland Royal Tiger OPSU 2/1 chassis of 20-ft. 4-in. wheelbase. The remaining 22 vehicles will be Olympics, The order has been placed through the British Electric Traction Federation, Ltd.
\ The White buses are 44-seaters and are licensed to carry 20 standing passengers, but at peaks they have been known to carry 127 people.
CHANGES IN C. AND U. REGULATIONS?
OSITIVE results are expected from proposals on the Construction and Use Regulations, prepared by the National Road Transport Federation and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and submitted to the Ministry of Transport This claim is made in the Federation's 1952-53 report.
During a year when many major changes in road transport had been the subject of prominent public discussion, the N,R.T.F. represented the views of operators to the Government. In the future, the Federation might well be called upon more than ever to advise the Government on proposed statutes and regulations.
£2m. LEYLAND EXPORT ORDERS
EEXPORT orders to the value of E2m. have been booked by Leyland Motors, Ltd., so far this year. Representatives of the sales and service organization have been making overseas business tours at the rate of one a week. Mr. D. G. Stokes, general sales manager, who was recently elected a director, has himself made three overseas trips this year.
Leyland staff have visited more than 20 countries in America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and India.
'COMPENSATION ORDER TODAY
THE British Transport Commission (compensation. to Employees) Regulations, 1953—fully explained. in The Commercial Motor on July 24— come into force today.