MCW returns to Wash wood Heath
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• As part of the rationalization of the business activities of the Carnmell Laird (Metro) Group of companies, Metro-Carnmell Weymann Ltd. has now, after nearly 25 years of occupation of its premises at Elmdon Works, Bickenhill Lane, Elmdon, Birmingham, transferred its activities to the group's Midland Works at Washwood Heath Birmingham 8 (phone 021-327 4777, Telex 33401),
The move is, in fact, a return to the premises where bus bodybuilding by the old Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co, Ltd. started in 1931.
• Officials of Tyneside Passenger Transport Authority are to report on a system of concessionary tares for old,people, Aid. A. Cunningham. chairman of the PTA. has estimated that the cost of concessionary fares throughout its area would be between El im and £1 .m. At present only South Shields and Newcastle-on-Tyne bus undertakings within the area allow cheaper fares for pensioners.