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LEYLAND's Albion plant at Scotstoun has won a £1 million order from Barbados for 60 new Albion Viking bus chassis -following a visit to the plant by a group of government ministers from Barbados.
The buses have been ordered as part of a Barbados government programme to modernise its passenger transport fleet and increase it to around 230 buses.
MOSELY (Scotland) Ltd has been appointed a Bedford main dealer for psv business. The Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, company is part of the Moseley Group and is one of seven depots nationwide. The company will deal with all sales of new and used coaches, plus service and accident repairs and fuel sales.
BUS crews at Partick Garage in Glasgow were due this week to apply for an interim interdict at Glasgow Sheriff Court, seeking to halt the planned garage closure on Saturday.
Partick crews say they will stage a sit-in on closure day and ask fellow workers to 'black' the 75 buses when they are transferred to other Glasgow garages.
AN APPLICATION by Barton Transport to increase fares to yield £185,000 in a full year has been turned down by the East, Midland Traffic Commissioners.
"We do not think it is reasonable to expect fare-paying passengers to support the extravagant standard of fleet replacement which this company has adopted since the introduction of subsidies," said the written decision of the chairman Cecil M. Sheridan.
He pointed out that the last fares increase in 1976 gave. Barton a surplus of revenue over expenditure of £228,000, ,against the Barton prediction of an £8,000 loss.