Corporation loses routes battle
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A SMALL family bus company which has served the area of South Hylton near Sunderland for 46 years won a routes battle with Sunderland Corporation on Tuesday.
The Northern Traffic Commissioners decided at Newcastle upon Tyne to reject applications by the Corporation to operate services on the routes between South Hylton and the town centre now provided by A. L. and K. K. Jolly, a business started in 1921.
Mr. Charles Fay for the Corporation said the proposal was that the Corporation should provide one third of the serwices on the route. He claimed that a decision in 1963 allowing Jolly to extend services into the town centre following a rail closure had "drained off" Corporation passengers and revenue.
Rejecting the applications, Mr. J. A. T. Hanlon, chairman of the Commissioners said the Corporation has not started to make out a case for the introduction of its proposed services.
"We are satisfied that there is not a scrap of evidence that this service is not adequately serving the people of South Hylton and these are the people we are concerned with", he added.
The Commissioners agreed to renew the Jolly licence for services between South Hylton and the town centre and also a works service to Pallion two miles away.