LUT grant despite 14 objections
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• Mr Charles Hodgson, chairman of the North Western Traffic Commissioners, granted an application for a fares revision to Lancashire United Transport Ltd, in Manchester last week. There were objections from 14 local authorities.
The increases, from a Id on the Minimum 4d fare to a maximum of Is on some higher fares, came into effect on Sunday. Approximately 15 per cent of the fares remain unchanged.
Mr F. D. Walker, representing the LUT, said that since the date of the application, made as the result of greater overheads, the Company had been faced by increases in fuel rates and wages.
Even with the increases applied for, the LUT would still not be in a "very happy position".
Mr D. Kemp, for the objectors, claimed that the LUT was financially more profitable than most other bus companies in the country.
Mr Hodgson said that he felt the application was quite reasonable, but warned that if the LUT was to apply again, early next year, the situation would be quite different.