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Wynn's May Move' Greek Load

27th January 1956
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A HEAVY road movement in Greece may be done by Robert Wynn and Sons, Ltd. A 135-ton hydrogen-cooled alternator, a 77-ton and a 631-ton transformer are required at the St. George's Bay power station in that country. As there is no wharf near the station, Wynn's may have to ship a trailer and tractors on the same vessel. as as the electrical equipment to carry it from Pirwus docks to its destination. The Greeli Government have started to strengthen the roads and bridges over which the outfit may pass.

NO C-HIRE: A LICENCE GRANTED AFTER the applicants' customer had undertaken not to take out a Chiring margin, the Western Licensing Authority last week granted an A licence to Messrs. R. and W. Febry, Chipping Sodbury, for a heavy articuJated vehicle.

The normal-user condition was termed "mainly machinery for Newman Industries, Ltd., Yate." This concern had hitherto used the vehicle under 'a C-hiring margin, but no longer wished to adhere to this arrangement. It was stated that the outfit would continue largely to work for them.

British. Railways and British Road Services objected, but the Authority held that they had not proved that they could• handle Newman's work. , GREATER INTEREST IN TRANSPORT NEEDED • NAANY large business undertakings m would find it worthwhile to take a greater interest in transport, Mr. Harold Elliott, chief traffic officer of British Road Services, told the Teesside Junior Chamber of Commerce, in Middlesbrough, last week: There was a strong case for a large concern to have a director who specialized in. transport. He might realize how road bottlenecks were affecting costs. Journeys through somr major towns were now taking up to 20 minutes longer than they did a few years ago. That delay could add about 7d. a ton to charges.

Mr. Elliott also considered that the 20 m.p.h.' speed limit should he abolished.


cost at least £200m. a year, stated Mr. Wilfrid Andrews, chairman of the Roads Campaign Council, when he addressed the Roadfarers Club in London last week. The cost to the entire nation he estimated at £1,000m. a year—"a neat, round, scandalous sum."

Roads had not been modernized because they did not carry votes, hut the public's attitude was now changing. "1 believe we will not get Government action until the clamour becomes so great that the chiefs of both Parties realize they will be, in danger at the next General Election," said Mr. Andrews.

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