THE LATEST LONG - DISTANCE BUS SERVICES.
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Some Recent Passenger Transport Developments which Have Been Considered by the Manchester Authorities.
MANCHESTER Watch Committee has under consideration an application by Mr. Prank J. Wood, of Bank Parade, Burnley, for permission to run long-distance motorbus services to connect Manchester with Aberdeen -and London. Mr. Wood is the governing director of the Claremont Omnibus Co., Ltd., and the Farwell Omnibus Co., Ltd., of London. At the present time he operates a number of bus services in the Burnley district, and his idea is to maintain a non-stop express service between Manchester and London. The journey, it is calculated, would take about seven hours, and the fare would be lower than that charged by the railways. The suggested arrangements are that the vehicles should leave Manchester and London respectively each morning and return in the late afternoon. Mr. Wood has under consideration two other ventures, this being regular services from Manchester to Aber
deen and from London to Southampton, so that when his plan is put into action it will be possible to book through journeys by road from Southampton to Scotland.
When applications for licences came before the Manchester Watch Committee they were referred to the chairman and deputy-chairman, the chairman of the sub-committee, the chief constable and the town clerk, in consultation with the tramways committee.
The tramways committee of the Manchester Corporation has completed Its arrangements for the use of express buses, about 30 of which will be required to maintain the services. The Ent route to be opened is that from Cheadle to Heywood, which will require six vehicles. All the buses will run through the city, and will only stop at the tramcar fare stages, which are threequarters of a mile apart. Fares will be about doubk the tramcar fares.