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" TRANSFER " CASE: DECISION RESERVED
MILE joint applications of George I Ewer and Co., Ltd., United Service Transport Co., Ltd„ and Valliant Direct Coaches, Ltd., to take over, under certain conditions, and to suppress, the London-Yarmouth service operated by Mr. R. Neal, trading as Eclipse Coaches, came up before the Eastern Traffic Commissioners, at Southend, last Friday.
The same arguments and opposition that occupied a whole day in the Metropolitan Area (reported last week in The Commercial Motor) were again brought forward, but the Commissioners reserved their decision.
Mr, G. Thessiger, for the applicants, made it clear that his clients would not go on with the scheme unless the vital conditions were granted as applied for. These were that the Ewer concern should be granted the Eclipse all-theyear-round fare stage at Southwold, and that the Valliant company's period of operation between London and Yarmouth should begin in June, instead of in July NEW RUNNING SCHEDULES FOLLOW STRIKE.
FOLLOWING the recent two-day strike, the the and General Workers Union and the Central S.M.T. Co., Ltd., have reached an agreement regarding new running schedules between Wishaw and Glasgow. Agreement has also been arrived at on the Glasgow-Balloch route and negotiations are continuing to obtain agreements affecting all the company's Lanarkshire depots.
SHOULD DUNDEE BIDE ITS TIME?
DUNDEE Transport Committee should not consider the 'introduction of trolleybuses until the trams are becoming obsolete, suggests Mr. Robert Taylor, transport manager. In a: report car the utili-Ey 'of a trolleybus sYstem along the northern boundati of the city, he points out that the route
would be experimental and equipment would cost approximately £13,000. In the meantime, demands for services should be met either by the adjustment of an existing motorbus service, or by an auxiliary bus service, 14-MILE WORKMEN'S SERVICE.
AN important service of workmen's buses is proposed by Pontypridd Urban District Council, which operates trolleybuses and motorbuses. The council is to apply for sanction to run a daily stage service from Tongwynlais, mid-way between Pontypridd and Cardiff, to Cilfynydd and Traveller's Rest, via Pontypridd, thence to the Abercynon Colliery.
The route would cover about 14 miles, with Pontypridd as the centre, and the areas of four other councils, apart from Glamorgan County Council's territory, would be entered.
£60,000 STATION TO OPEN SOON
WITH the opening, in a few weeks' VV time, of the new premises built for Blackpool Omnibus Stations, Ltd., Blackpool will have one of the finest coach and bus stations in the country. Including the cost of purchasing land, the station has cost £60,000 and covers an area of 6,500 sq. yards.
It is understood to accommodate nearly 100 vehicles and has covered loading platforms.
Although the proprietor of the station is connected with Ribble Motor Services, Ltd., in the interests of which the premises have been constructed, it is stated that independent operators will be permitted to use them. The associates of the Ribble concern will, of course, also base their Blackpool services on the new station.