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id. on Fares or 5d. on Rates ?

1st February 1952
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Page 43, 1st February 1952 — id. on Fares or 5d. on Rates ?
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

lporr' the end of March this year, ClecL1 th.orpes Transport Department may have if deficit of ONO, the equivalent of a 5d, rate: To deal with this situation, the corporation has decided to apply for permission to advance the minimum fare from 1Id. to 2d., and to abolish workmen's fares: Walsall Corporation has applied for an extraon the 21d-5'd.' motorbus fares and an extra Id. on fares thereafter: Workmen's fares up to 6d, would go up by 2d., those from 7d.-1s. by,3c1.; and thereafter by 4d., if the application succeeded.

Trblleybus. charges, are covered by slightly different -propOsalS, which provide for the addition of Id. to single charges, the Institution of a 3d. minimum workmen's return fare and the modification, of workmen's diaries

generally on the basis of the revised single fare.

Following the lead of the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Co., Ltd., Stratford on Avon Blue Motors, Ltd., has applied for similar modifications.

The North-western Licensing Authority has reserved decision on the application of Bolton Corporation for concession fares for old-age pensioners. This would enable them to travel in the borough at a Id. miniintim fare. An application for a general increase in fares was reported in "The Commercial Motor" dated January 18.

Thirty-seven services are concerned in the application for higher fares lodged by Blackburn Corporation with the North-western Licensing Authority. In addition, five services jointly operated with Accrington Corporation and three with Darwen Corporation are affected.

Sixteen express services starting from the West Midland Traffic Area are the subject of applications for the addition of 6i per cent, to the present rates. Associated Motorways, Ltd„ Premier Travel, Ltd.,, North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., and Majestic Express Motors, Ltd., are the applicants.

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