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NEW TILLING BUS WILL BE FULL OF SURPRISES

11th February 1949
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PROTOTYPE of a new bus, which is said to represent a far more radical departure from standard practice than London Transport's new Green Line air-conditioned double-decker, is at present under construction by the Tilling Association, Ltd. It will be some months, however, before full details are available.

News that Tilling was experimenting with a new type was first given by Mr. F. T. Arnold, acting chairman of the company, who would say no more than that greater comfort woUld be afforded to the passenger and easier operating facilities to driver and conductor.

"Nationalization does not mean that progress will be halted," said Mr. Arnold. "We are always on the lookout for something fresh, and in the bus now under construction we think we have found it."

CHANGE IN SPECIALLOID DISTRIBUTION POLICY

MAIN distribution is o liey o f Specialloid, Ltd.. in the southern. eastern and western counties and South Wales has been changed. The cornpany's depots in Great Portland Street, London, W.I. and Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, have been closed, and A. W. Roebuck, Ltd., 172, Great Portland Street, London, W.1, has taken over major distribution arrangements in the southern, eastern and western areas.

Fleqt operators who have previously placed their orders and inquiries direct with Specialloid, Ltd., through the London or Bristol depots are now referred to the company at Friern Park, North FinchIcy, London, N.I2. Operators. in South Wales and Hereford can obtain full service facilities from the Specialloid Midland depot, 125, Hurst Street, Birmingham.

FUEL CUT TO CONTINUE ON the question of summer excursions generally, Major -F. S. Eastwood, Y o rk s h ire Licensing Authority and Transport Commissioner, recently stated that the 12i-per-cent. fuel cut imposed at the beginning of last year on excursions and tours and private-hire work would continue. It was unlikely that any extra mileage would be allowed, except in the out-ofthe-way areas where seaside travel

would otherwise be inconvenient. • Major Eastwood refused three applications foi permission to run special excursions for the Rugby League Cup game at Whitehaven to-morrow. The 227-mile trip by road would use too much fuel and, he added, "rail facilities are available." He said that journeys of over 200 miles for such sports meetings were being banned in his region.

FRENCH BID FOR TOURS TRAFFIC

ADELAHAYE coach, which has been brought over from Paris by a French tour agency, is being demontrated to travel agencies in Britain. Last week it was in Glasgow. The coach includes a built-in bar.

During the summer it is to be used on 'tours of Switzerland, France and Italy.

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