MANY B.E.T. BOARD CHANGES
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ANUMBER of changes on the boards of compan:es associated with the British Electric Traction Co., Ltd., of which Mr. J. S. Wills is managing director, has occurred recently.
East Midland Motor Services, Ltd.: Mr, J. W, Womar, formerly managing director, has become chairman in the place of Mr. W. T. James, who has resigned from the board.
Hebble Motor Services. Ltd.: Mr. W. T. James and Mr J. W. Womar have resigned from tlie• board. Mr. R. W. Birch becomes chairman and Mr. E. L. Taylor managing director.
Mexborough and Swinton Traction Co.: Mr. T. R. Williams has become chairman in pace of Mr. J. S. Wills, who has resigned from the board.
North Western Road Car Co., Ltd.: Mr. J. W. Womar has become chairman in place of Mr. W. T. James, who has left the board and Mr. T. R. Williams has been appointed managing director.
Sheffield Un:ted Tours, Ltd.: Mr. W. T. James and Mr. J. W. Womar have resigned from the board. Mr. R. W. Birch has been appointed chairman and Mr. E. L. Taylor managing director.
Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Co., Ltd.: Mr. R. W. Birch has been appointed chairman in the place of Mr. W. T. James, who leaves the board.
EVERYBODY'S DOING IT!
TO help to reduce arrears of work on its motorbus fleet, Sheffield Corporation has vehicles under repair at Blackburn, Leeds, Doncaster and York. On the operational side, relief has been obtained by hiring about 50 buses from other authorities, in addition to coaches from operators in Sheffield and surrounding districts.
The corporation now, has some 70 new buses in service. Delivery of another 20 is expected before Christmas. The number on order is 300.
At Bradford City Council's December meeting, the chairman of the passenger transport committee will be asked to consider hiring vehicles to supplement the corporation's own bus fleet.
Twenty-five more hired coaches were introduced on Country Bus routes by London Transport, last Monday. Traffic in the areas covered by those services is nearly double the pre-war rate.
BUSES GO MOUNTAINEERING
rAA NEW 90-minute service between Plymouth and Dartmouth, to be inaugurated by the Western National Omnibus Co., Ltd., on December 1, will introduce buses for the first time on some of the steep highways in the district. Double-deckers will be used. A trial run over the route was carried out on November 18.
SUNDERLAND'S FARES UP?
SUNDERLAND Transport Committee is to discuss the question of higher working costs on the undertaking aid the possibility of raising fares on the trams and buses to meet the situation will be considered. Local fares are said to be almost the lowest in the country.