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249.  West Cumberland Scheme.  (Contd.)

(e)  Traffic Receipts.  (Contd.)


Period Tickets issued Receipts. Increase or Decrease
week-ended Number     Tickets. Receipts.
  1954. 1953. 1954. 1953. No.  %   £   % 
      £ £        
  (1) Carlisle - Silloth Section (introduced Nov.29th, 1954)
Total 8 wks ended 22nd Jan.1955. 9,662 8,728 1,158 1,071 934 10.70 87 8.12
  (2) Carlisle - Workington (via Penrith) Section (introduced January 3rd, 1955) for the 3 weeks ended 22nd Jan.1955.
8th Jan.* 1,366 560 166 90 806 143.93 76 84.44
15th Jan.* 927 515 135 82 412 80.00 53 64.63
22nd Jan.*   916   501   153    99   415  82.83    54  54.54
  3,209 1,576   454   271 1,633 103.62   183  67.53
  * Road travel curtailed to some extent by flood damage to Portinscale Bridge near Keswick.

(f)  Speed Restrictions.

Mr.Elliott reported matter well in hand and anticipated new speed restrictions will be introduced on all sections by 11th April, 1955.

(g)  Frequency of Services.

Mr. Gould said it was desirable to wait until the new speed restrictions are in operation before faster and more frequent services are considered and he would keep in touch with Mr.Read regarding these and also Mr.Tonge in respect of publicity.

(h)  Parcels and Fish Traffic.

Mr.Gould said that two steam trains morning and evening are now working between Carlisle and Whitehaven as an experiment to ascertain what is actually required to cater for parcels and fish traffic.  After a trial period, decision will be made as to the best means of conveying this traffic.

(i)  Cleaning, Fuelling and Maintenance.

Workington.- Details now being developed for contract and estimates will be ready within a week.

Carlisle (Upperby).- Mr.Adkinson will submit scheme for deepening of pits.

Work in respect of lighting and heat modifications is in hand.

 

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