Board for Newcastle Suggested
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A MEETING of local councils is -to-. .0 be called by Castle Ward Rural District Council to consider a proposal that a regional board should be set up to control the Newcastle upon Tyne municipal bus undertaking. The council complain of delays by Newcastle in answering complaints about services in outlying districts, and they consider that local authorities whose areas are served by the undertaking should be represented on its committee. Ald. R. Mould-Graham, chairman of Newcastle Transport Committee, said control of the undertaking must rest with Newcastle, although they would be prepared to receive representations from other local authorities. He would oppose the formation" of a regional board, as the transport department was not large enough for such a step.
LOCAL TRAFFIC CUSTOM: DRIVER CLEARED
STRANGERS to Warrington could not be expected to know the local custom of allowing traffic to overtake on the near side when crossing Warrington bridge, Mr. D. J. Franks told Warrington magistrates last week. . Mr. Franks was defending a Glasgow driver charged with driving without reasonable consideration. The driver was said to have been travelling south over the bridge about 7 ft. from the near-side kerb. He decided to turn left, and in doing so collided with a car which had been overtaking him on the near side.
The summons was dismissed.
IN A LINE OR TWO
Bury Corporation plan to build a 09,800 bus station.
A total of 49,904 Volkswagen commercial vehicles was made in 1955, and 30,158 were exported.
Land in Manchester Road, Burnley, is to be used as a garage colony by the British Transport Commission.
Teti cars based at the Shell refinery at Stanlow have been equipped with two-way radio to reduce waste mileage.
Thirty Leyland Beaver tractors have been ordered by South African Railways and Harbours through Leyland Albion (Africa), Ltd.
The Power Petroleum Co., Ltd., have put into service a Leyland Octopus with 4,000-gal, tank made by Darham Industries, Ltd.
The annual dinner of the Traders' Road Transport Association will be held on April 24 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W.I.
Eighty-one day, half-day or evening tours in England, Scotland and Wales are offered this year by Sunniways Coachways, Ila-13 Shaw Street, Liverpool, 6.
There were 64.873 ascertained showings in 1955 of films borrowed from the Petroleum Films Bureau, 29 New Bond Street, London, W.1, compared with 59.950 in the previous year.