BUSES IN THE NUNEATON DISTRICT.
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WHEREVER. the traveller can see a Midland " Red", motorbus he may be sure of finding good road travelling facilities. The operations of the Midland "Red" Motor Services, with headquarters at Bearwood, Birmingham, are now well known throughout a wide area, and they are so extensive that it is impossible-to give a-complete review of them all in one article, and, therefore, it. is proposed to touch upon the services in the Nuneaton district, which, as elsewhere, are nuanerolia awl well conducted. One grea,t point, which reflects the organization that is behind these services, is that serious breakdowns are oomparafively rare, and that punctuality can nearly always be depended upon and, moreover, fares are reasonable. Facilities are offered for the conveyance of luggage, parcels, and dog,s. Children can travel at half price. These omnibuses will atop anywhere in reason to pick up or set. down passengers. As to the services, there is a very useful service of buses between Bulkington,Nuneaton, and Athenstone via Tuttle Hill, consisting of three regular biases each way on week days and addi-Uonal vehicles on Saturdays. There are also in the Nuneaton district, a number of short-distance but frequent services, as that from Chapel End to Attieborough ; it is a 25 min. run, and there are 11 buses each way each day. The run between Nuneaton and Stocking-ford takes 10 mins., and the are nine buses a day each way, and on a .25 min. run between Nuneaton and Ansley there are four daily buses each way.
A very jrnpartant route in the Nuneaton area is service .66, between Nuneaton, and Chapel End. It is a 25 min. run, and a very large number of buses run on week days and a, reduced number on Sundays. On Saturdays there are 39 or 40 each way, and 24 or 25 on Sundays. Between Monday and Friday about 28 each way TUR daily. Again, the 20 min. run between Nuneaton and Bedworth is served by 38 buses each way on Satundays and about 27 each way on Sundays. From Monday to Friday the number is slightly less. • • This practice of -•.:atering for week-end traffic is very characteristic of the company and most convenient to travellers; it affords just what is wanted, and that is extra travelling accommodation for the week-end, when more people are about.
The service between Nuneaton and Earl Sham, passing through Hinkley and Barwell, takes three-quarters of an hour. There are about nine or ten buses a. day on this route, with about eight extra ones each way on Saturdays, while the total number running on Sundays LS 21.
These services are ail highly appreciated by the inhabitants, and that they pay is proved by the number of buses run. The .country services do not commence very early in' the morning, and some of them finish fairly-early in the evening, although provision is made on certain dates-for late buses to the town in the evening. In regard to the town services, some of these are very convenient, for they provide facilities for early morning -and late evening travelling, the first bus going on to the road at 5.40 a.m., the last vehicle coming into its garage at close upon midnight.