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x will run ound Leicester

31st August 1985, Page 15
31st August 1985
Page 15
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

,TIONAL Bus Company sidiary Midland Fox has n successful in its applica

to run a network of -Obits routes in Leicester. Aidland Fox "Fox Cubs" to operate over a series of v and existing routes on a ic six minute frequency.

'he Midland Fox applicai was opposed by City s and Leicestershire unty Council. City Bus ffic manager William. hop said that the new Ites sought to duplicate y Bus routes. lie was conned about the congestion to 200 minibuses would ate in the city centre and felt there was an element piracy in the proposals.

2ounty council opposition

s on highway and policy iunds, It suggested that ne routes would operate 2r unsuitable narrow and lusted estate routes with et parking.

or Midland Fox, manager ter Littman said that nibuses, which his comiy had just introduced in seemed more :eptablc than any other psv.

• said that patronage in Palville had risen 34.5 per it in the first three weeks. Hle expected the network to lerate six million passengwith a future potential of million.

rime Commissioners were t convinced that the MidAl Fox proposals would be iinst the public interest and kilted his application with tam conditions conditions relating to use of specific routes.


People: Midland Fox, William
Locations: Palville, Leicester

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