Coventry-London Service Along Mil
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filDLAND " Red " began its second express service using MI last week when a Coventry-London express service was inaugurated. The vehicles used are B.M.M.O.'s specially designed C.M.5 37-seat single-deckers with disc brakes on all four wheels and rubber suspension. They have turbocharged engines.
Midland " Red" now runs two Coventry-London services, the existing one via Rugby, Daventry, Towcester and Dunstable, and the new motorway service. Travelling via the motorway saves two hours on the journey time. Passengers can book for either service at the same fare and can travel up by one and hack on the other service if they wish.
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passengers generally prefer the motorway route. Three journeys in each direction are to be made daily on the CoventryLondon motorway service. The coach on the inaugural runwas accompanied by a second vehicle carrying Mr. E. C. Tuff, Midland " Red" chief engineer, Mr. R. Brandon, traffic manager, other company officials and a party of journalists.
RAIL STAFF PROBLEMS
UTS in railway freight and passenger services may have to be made in the north-western area this winter if the staff situation does not improve, a British Railways spokesman said last week. The area is 1,824 short on staff, and is experiencing difficulty in recruiting.