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23rd October 1913
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Experience Dating Back Seven Years. BRIGHTON, HOVE AND PRESTON UNITED OMNIBUS CO., -LTD., 63, Conway Street, Hove.—This company started seaside char-t-bancs work no less than between six and seven years ago, and its fleet has been gradually increased. At the present time, the company Owns 12 vehicles, of which six

are Milnes-Dahnlers and six II-type Straker-Squire& The seating accommodation on each machine is 30. It appears that the season is a very short one in Brighton, and owing to the cheap excursions by rail, Brighton does not attract the same class of people with as much money to spend as does, for instance, Folkestone or Eastbourne. In consequence the bookings are not on such a generous scale. The is. or 6c1. trips are the most popular. Another drawback is that there is not much pretty country in the immediate vicinity -of Brighton, so that. short trips are not very interesting. The principal service is to Worthing, to which town a regular

timed service is maintained. Special vehicles are added in times of crush. Mr. E. A. Eager, the motor superintendent, tells us: " We link up the Devil's Dyke with the Brighton Corporation tram; and we also run private-hire trips, which -vary from 20 miles to 100 miles in length. We have recently Tim to Guildford, Norwood, Maidstone and Portsmouth, During the winter, the regular service to Worthing is run, although on a reduced scale, and one machine is utilised on the Brighton to Rottingdean service,"


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