Merger Will Improve Bus Services
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IMPROVED co-ordination of bus I services is expected to result from the merger of the Chatham and District Traction Co. with Maidstone and District Motor Services, Ltd., which takes effect at midnight tonight, exactly 25 years after M. and D. acquired a controlling interest in the company.
Better co-ordination was hitherto impossible to achieve under the rights of the Medway towns to acquire Chatham and District under certain conditions, but ttkese were nullified by the Chatham and District Traction Act, 1955.
COLOMBO OPERATORS' TARGE1
TWELVE Colombo bus companies L who signed an agreement with the Ceylon Minister of Transport must have 1,219 buses in service by 1956. By May 1 next year they must have 1,282 buses. If the companies do not keep to their part of the agreement., the Ministry will form an Omnibus Corporation for Colombo.
BUS services in Mysore city will be nationalized tnmorrow. As from January 1 next the State Government will acquire services in Bangalore city now run by the Bangalore Transport Co. ,
LAST INDEPENDENTS TO GO
BRIDLINGTON'S last independent J-0 stage-service operators, the White Bus Co., Ltd., are to be taken over by East Yorkshire Motor Services, Ltd. White's run services from Bridlington to Flamborough and Flamborough Lighthouse, and in summer there is a link service from Bridlington to Sewerby.
NO UNITED-CLAN LINK
A SUGGESTION from Rhodesia of rA a possible link-up between United Transport Co., Ltd., of which Mr. John H. Watts is managing director, and Clan Transport, Ltd., the managing director of which is Mr. M. Holdsworth. has been emphatically denied by both companies.