The New Glasgow Bus Scheme.
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A statutory meeting of the Glasgow General Omnibus and Motor Services (Ltd.) was held recently, when Sir Thomas Devereux Pile, Bt., chairman of directors, presided. The chairman gave an outline of the intentions of the company and said that at the end of the present year they hoped to have 70 buses in use on. various routes, whilst at the end of 1927 it was expected that there would be about 300 buses in service. The flotation of the company took place at the end of June, and the amount received in respect of shares allotted was £207,414. After numerous payments, including 160,000 for the purchase of a site in Waterloo and Wellington Streets, £25,953 for the purchase of property and business in Hamilton, ins,soo for preliminary expenses, there is a balance in hand of £79,545.
The site in Waterloo and Wellington Streets will provide the company with a central point from which their services will radiate, and it is proposed to equip the depot on modern lines. The idea is to use the ground floor as a bus station am] garage with five or six platforms, which will enable 200 buses an hour to be started at fixed and frequent inter vale. The chairman said that it was not the company's intention to compete With ,the trams, but, so far as possible, t carry passengers through streets which are not at present covered by the tramways system and to districts and outlying towns with restricted services.