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• London Regional Trar port's Bus Engineering (BEL) company is to clos its Aldenham bus works i Hertfordshire.
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Chiswick works in West London. The closure is blamed on reduced denial for vehicle overhauls Iron London Buses which has transferred much of its bt engineering work to garages.
BEL has been more successful than it forecast in obtaining work from thi private sector and other operators and will continu to offer a wide range of mechanical and coachbuild ing skills at Chiswick.
• London Country has bought 21 Pand N-regis. tered Alexander-bodied Leyland Atlantean double. deck buses from Strathclyde PTE. They will be used to meet the increased demand for double-deck buses resulting from the company's si cess in winning London Regional Transport route tenders.
• London Country Bus Services is to enter the competitive world of roun London sightseeing. It is operate its fleet of opentop Leyland Atlanteans or its tour which will capital": on the strength of the Green Line name and be marketed as a Green Lin( operation.
• Suspicions that a gran of a PSV operator's licen( to Invincible Coaches wot lead to the liquidation of Invincible Travel (Tarnworth) have led West Mk lands Traffic Commission( Ronald Jackson to adjourn consideration of a licence application by Tarnbrook. Tarnbrook was seeking a new national licence authorising 12 vehicles from the same operating centre at which Invincible Travel is authorised to operate a similar number vehicles.