Never on a Sunday
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CROSVILLE has applied to withdraw most of its Sunday services in the Wrexham area, saying this is a consequence of Wrights of Wrexham being granted a licence for a circular service from Chester travelling via Cefn Mawr. (CM, April 24).
When the case came before the North Western Traffic Commissioners last week, commissioners' chairman Roy Hutchings suggested that Crosville should surrender its existing licenses and apply immediately for new Monday-to-Saturday licences and apply immediately decide whether the withdrawals were against the public interest.
By asking the commissioners to accept that withdrawal was not against the public interest, Crosville was going against the policy the commissioners had established in the Les Hughes case (CM, July 24).
Crosville argued that the commissioners should look at the wider picture and consider that if the application was not granted, it would have to bear losses longer with consequently tougher remedies demanded.
The commisioners reserved their decision on this and an application by Wrights (opposed by Crosville and Cheshire County Council) to retime and speed up the circular service granted in April, in an effort to make it break even. This would remove the need for a relief morning and night driver.