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T.R.T.A.. Hold Their Own in Ban Fight -E FFORTS by =the

26th April 1957, Page 40
26th April 1957
Page 40
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Keywords : Light Rail, Tram

Traders' Road TranSport Association, to bring to the notice of local authorities the -importance to trade and • industry of goods transport, and the adverse effects of unnecessary bans on loading and unloading, have carried weight, it is stated in the 1956-57 report of the Assoc iation.

There was evidence that local authorities now recognived the need for prior consultation with expert organizations, such as the T,R.T.A., when restrictive measures were under consideration. It remained essential for members to watch for indications that local authorities were contemplating restrictions and to advise the T.R.T.A. immediately anything of this nature came to their notice.

There was an increase in Association membership towards the end of the year under review, possibly as an indirect result of fuel rationing. Many tributes had been paid to the prompt circulation of information on this subject.


A T an inquiry in Manchester last 2-1 week, at which applications for four new A and B licences were down for hearing, none of the applicants appeared.

Mr. IL M. Webb, for the British Transport Commission, pointed out that he had seven witnesses present. One of the applicants for a B licence had since sold his vehicle.

Mr. J. R. Lindsay, North. Western Deputy Licensing Authority. refused the applications.

QUICKER TRAM SCRAPPING TRAMS in Leeds should be aban doned by 1960, two years ahead of schedule. Leeds Transport Committee are recommending, Aid. J. Rafferty, chairman, has stated that it was thought to be more economic to• accelerate the scrapping of trams because of the money needed for maintaining 'equipment, track and vehicles.

At present 135 trams are 'operating in the city, but it is expected that there will he only 88 by September .of this year.

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