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ECW delivers its first non-THC-operator bodies

27th January 1967
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THE first bus bodies to be built by Eastern Coach Works Ltd. for a non-THC undertaking since the Leyland/THC shares exchange (COMMERCIAL MOTOR July 30 1965) allowed the company to sell to the open market again are now being delivered to West Hartlepool Corporation transport.

Mounted on Leyland Leopard Ll chassis, the five buses are built to a maximum length of 31 ft. 9+ in. and seat 42 passengers in the dualentrance body with room for 19 standing passengers.

Dapta tubular seat frames are employed with cushions and squabs trimmed with HoIdsworth moquette and Bridge of Weir hide.

Deans electrically-operated glider-type doors are lit ted to the entrance and exit with sensitized edges on the exit doors.

A waist-height door, incorporating a Solomatic ticket-issuing machine, is fitted to the nearside of the driver's compartment, which is equipped for one-man operation to West Hartlepool's requirements.

The emergency door is fitted centrally at the rear of the buses, in normal ECW fashion, and a step and grab handle are provided to enable the driver to enter and leave by this door.

Luggage accommodation is ahead of the central exit and the specification includes fluorescent lighting and two saloon heaters. The roof lining panels and side quarters are stove-enamelled glacier white and the pillar cappings and side lining panels are trimmed with stardust grey Warerite.

Bradford may subsidize 'social service' routes

BRADFORD transport committee may have to ask the city's finance committee for grants to subsidize transport on uneconomical routes run as a social service, ClIr. L. Dunne, chairman, reported to a meeting of the Yorkshire area of the Municipal Passenger Transport Association last week.

Mr. T. Bamford, (general manager, Doncaster), chairman of the area, reported that all views expressed at the meeting supported the Government's policy for the formation of four conurbation transport areas.

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