THE LEAMINGTON AND WARWICK BUS BILL.
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Details of an Agreement Arrived At Between the Promoting Company and the Municipal Authorities Concerned.
SEVERAL conferences have been held between representatives of the corporations of Leamington and Warwick and of the Warwick County Council with regard to the Leamingtou and Warwick Traction Bill, promoted by the Leamington and Warwick Meg
trical Power Co., Ltd. These meetings were arranged because it was felt that, in the interests of all parties concerned, an agreement should, if possible, be reached with the promoter, by which it would agree to abandon its present traniways system and its proposal to operate a • trolley-bus service, in consideration of it being granted some form of monopoly.
After several conferences of this nature, a baks was arrived at upon which it was possible to make an offer to the promoters to settle the Bill. By way of amending the Bill, it was suggested that no trolley-vehicle service should be instituted and that the existing tramways should• be abandoned within two years from January 1st, 1930.
It was alsotconsidered that a bus service should be supplied by the Learnngten and Warwick Electric Power Co., Ltd., in lieu of the tram service" The promoters were to contribute a sum calculated on the basis of 5s. esi. per superficial yard in .respect of the reinstatement of the road after the tramway track had been taken up, and the company was to have power to charge a maximum of Id. per mile, with a maximum return fare of ed. These fares would be subject to revision at any time after three years from the' commencement -of the bus service upon application being made to the Minister of Transport, by either of the local authori ties or the company. Lastly, it was suggested that all buses should be equipped with pneumatic tyres.
These terms were accepted by the promoters, subject to various minor matters being settled.