Camp Services from Anglesey Refused
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A PPLICATLONS by two North F1 Wales coach operators for permission to run express services from the Royal Air Force Camp at Valley,. near Holyhead, to Manchester and Liverpool, were refused by the North Western Traffic Commissioners at Chester, last week.
The applicants were Messrs. 0. R. Jones and Sons, Llanfacthlu, Holyhead, and Mr. T. A. Milburn, Gaerwen4 Anglesey. The applications were part heard in October (The Commercial Motor, October 19).
Mr. H. Backhouse contended that the 1954 position, when Jones and Sons and Milburn were running to Manchester and Liverpool, respectively, under contract, should be restored, but as licensed express services.
Mr. E. A. Whitehead, for Mr. Milburn, referred to alleged irregular weekly operation to Manchester, via Liverpool, instead of fortnightly, as licensed. He said that, owing to a misunderstanding with his then solicitor, Mr. Milburn's previous application for variation of his licence in July, 1955, was cancelled, and he was under the impression that he could run whenever there was a load until the new application was heard.
Journeys by train to Liverpool and Manchester often involved three or more changes.
For Crosville Motor Services, Ltd., and British Railways, it was submitted that special feeder services were provided by Crosville from the camp to connect with trains to Liverpool and Manchester. There had been no complaints that they were inadequate. When Jones' application was refused in 1955, the Commissioners said they were perfectly satisfactory.
Mr. F. Williamson, chairman, commented that Mr. Milburn would be well advised to keep within the conditions of his licence.