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No Modification to Holiday Licence

1st January 1954, Page 35
1st January 1954
Page 35
Page 35, 1st January 1954 — No Modification to Holiday Licence
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Keywords : Fare, Pricing, Darlaston

AN appeal by Don Everall, Ltd., Wolverhampton, against the West Midland Licensing Authority's refusal to grant certain modifications when granting a licence giving them permission to continue to operate a holiday express service between Darlaston and Weymouth, has been rejected with costs by the Minister of Transport.

The modifications requested were for the period of operation to be extended, and for the number of vehicles to be increased. The Railway Executive objected.

Mr. J. R. Samuel-Gibbon, for Don Everall, Ltd., said that it had been established at the hearing of his client's application that witnesses preferred road to rail travel on account of cheapness, cleanliness and the assurance of getting a seat, and their unwillingness, amounting in some cases to refusal, to travel by rail.

Replying for the railways, Mr. G. H. P. Beames said that the appellants' argument was tantamount to saying that where existing operators asked for more, they were entitled to get it. Any extension or augmentation of their services would have been justified only if there was evidence that there were no alternative facilities available.


AFTER learning that the transport department's estimated loss for the year would be £17,320, Halifax Passenger Transport Committee decided to recommend the corporation to apply immediately for permission to eliminate workmen's fares.

A similar recommendation, to take effect on the department's buses operating outside the borough boundary, has been made to the joint bus committee.

Aid. E. O. Bower, chairman of. the committee, said the 4s. wage increase and payment of time-and-a-half on one additional holiday would increase the department's expenditure by £4,945 a year.

COACH PRODUCED AS EVIDENCE WHEN G urne y Nutting, Ltd., VI' Lombard Road, London, S.W.19, claimed payment of £18 10s. from Winwoods Coaches, Ltd., Lea Bridge Road, London, E.10, at Croydon County Court, last week, for repairs to the body of an A.E.C. coach, the vehicle itself was brought to the courthouse to support the defendants' claim that the repairs had not, in fact, been carried out.

Judge B. R. Rice-Jones decided the case in favour of the defendants.

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