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18th February 1977
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Page 31, 18th February 1977 — Bus STOPS
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A NEW "hail-a-bus" route using 16-seat Ford minibuses that will stop at any safe place on request, is to be started in Potters Bar by London Transport.

It will replace the present town centre service circular route on which a doubledecker is used and will extend further into residential streets.

The four original mini-bus routes operated by LT have now all outgrown the 16-seaters which are now available for use in Potters Bar.

Bussing oap's

SPECIALLY designed low steps for elderly passengers are a feature of 10 Leyland Atlantean deckers going into service with Brighton Corporation Transport. These steps have been designed by the undertaking in collaboration with East Lancashire Coachbuilders.

A further 15 AN 68 vehicles will enter service in Brighton during the Summer.

Kirkby expand

A NEW £1/2million service complex and parts store for coach and truck parts will be opened by Kirkby Central Ltd at Anston, Sheffield, next month.

Facilities offered include computerised parts control specifically designed to keep time and servicing costs to a minimum.

Mileage cut

WHEN the new Midland Red garage in Cannock recently opened, it allowed the company to close Heath Hayes and Cradley garages and reduce dead mileage from 10,000 miles a year to 1,000 miles.

The new garage cost £682,000 to build, and houses a self-contained engineering block where work on vehicles from other Midland Red garages can be undertaken.


People: Heath Hayes
Locations: Sheffield

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