MAY PASSENGERS BE SET DOWN?
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THE length of halt at Liverpool on sight-seeing tours throdgh the Mersey Tunnel was the subject of comment at a sitting of the North-Western Traffic Commissioners, in Liverpool, 'last week. An application for the renewal of a road service licence, with a considerable number of modifications, was made by Mr. Alfred Harding, of Wallasey.
Mr. T. H. Halsall, for the applicant, stated that the Mersey Railway, one of the objectors, took exception to the putting down of passengers at Liverpool. Whilst his client was prepared to comply with the desire of the railway in this respect, the 1930 Act provided that, so long as a stop for sight-seeing, with refreshments, did not exceed 15 minutes, the passengers might be put down.
Mr. W. Chamberlain, chairman, said he could not agree with Mr. Halsall's reading of the law. It had always been • recognized that relatively shortdistance tours should carry some privilege of setting down people-for brief periods.
" It is conceivable," he said, " that between New Brighton and Liverpool a regular service might be introduced under the guise of excursions if we did not attach a special condition, as we have done."
Decision was reserved.