CONCESSIONS FOR LANCS SERVICES
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L./ I ICENCE renewals for Lancashire
London coach services were considered at a sitting of the NorthWestern Traffic Commissioners, in Manchester, last week, and various modifications were authorized, including, tor W. C. Standerwick, Ltd., an extension of the Coronation duplication concession to tbd whole of Coronation week, instead of for May 12 only.
By way of ,emendation, the Stanclerwick concern also sought authority to cut out waste mileage by dropping one of its four services to London—that from Blackpool, via Blackburn—Blackpool passengers preferring the shorter route via Wigan, and the Blackburn passengers being catered for by the sec
from Colne to London.
Mr, R. R. Smylie, for the railway companies, objected to authority for duplication being transferred from the suspended to the retained route.
The Commissioners deferred their decision, because the period for objections had not expired.
Sectional duplication between Dunstable and Blackpool was sanctioned for Standerwicks and fare adjustments were authorized, including one for Majestic Express Motors, Ltd., which struck out the anomaly that London passengers from Knutsford could travel more cheaply by day than by night.
SUPPORT FOR STAFFS BOARD.
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME Town Council is recommended by its general purposes committee to support Stoke-on-Trent Corporation's Parliamentary application for power to buy the local bus undertakings and form a North Staffordshire Passenger Transport Board. Several other local authorities are backing the project. At a meeting of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, on Tffesday, it was announced that a number of agreements with operators had already been made. It was expected that agreements would be reached with all the local companies, except the Potteries Motor Traction Co., Ltd.
KILMARNOCK LOSES SEASONTICKET APPEAL.
ON the appeal of Kilmarnock Town Council against the refusal of the Southern Scotland Traffic Commissioners to fix a reduced maximum rate for season tickets between Kilmarnock and Glasgow on a service operated by the Western S.M.T. Co., Ltd., the Minister of Transport has made no order.
He states that he is not fully advised as to the possible repercussions of action contemplated in the report of Mr. O. Dykes, KC. He does not doubt, however, that the report and its conclusions will be carefully considered by the parties concerned. Mr. Dykes suggested that the question be referred back to the Commissioners for reconsideration.