Wanted turning circles
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• One of the problems of introducing o-m-o bus services is finding suitable turning points at the ends of bus routes. This was highlighted in Scotland this month when the chairman of the Traffic Commissioners, Mr A. B. Birnie, deferred decisions on applications by Walter Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd to introduce one-man buses on eight services operated from its Kirkintilloch depot.
Mr Birnie decided that there should be an inspection of the proposed turning points by the Commissioners and the objectors Dunbarton county council—before reaching any decisions. This followed complaints that some turning points required reversing that was difficult enough with a two-man crew and virtually impossible with one-man operation. The answer lay in the provision of new terminals where o-m-o double-deckers could make a circular turn without endangering the safety of local residents.