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298. FUTURE SCHEMES.    (Contd.)

(b)   Forecast of number of units likely to be required.

Mr. Gould gave the following broad estimates of the number of units required :-

Birmingham scheme (Part 2).   45 sets (2 or 3 cars)
Manchester area scheme (Part 2).   19 2-car sets, each
vehicle to be powered.
Derby, Nottingham, Leicester area.   17 3-car sets


299. WEST CUMBERLAND SCHEME.

(a)   Traffic Receipts

Period. Tickets issued   Increase.
  Number Receipts. Tickets. Receipts.
  1955. 1954. 1955. 1954. No.  %   £   % 
      £ £        
  (1) Carlisle - Silloth Section (introduced Nov.29th, 1954)
Total 19 wks. ended                
Apl.9th. 23,059 19,907 2,729 2,394 3,152 15.83 335 13.99
                 
  (2) Carlisle - Workington (via Penrith) Section (introduced January 3rd, 1955)
Total 14 wks. ended                
Apl.9th. 13,913 7,683 2,210 1,139 6,330 83.48 1,071 94.03
                 
  (3) Carlisle - Whitehaven Section. (Introduced 7th Feb.1955)
Total 9 wks. ended                
Apl.9th. 67,794 42,553 9,387 5,522 25,241 59.32 3,865 69.99
  TOTAL WHOLE SCHEME. 34,723 49.57 5,271 58.21

Note. April 9th Good Friday week 1955.
                (1954 week later).

Arising out of increased carryings Mr.Gould said it appears that more units will be required during the summer in this area. Mr.Adkinson said that two of the three spare units were almost continously in traffic and he had had to reduce the maintenance to the lowest level practicable and mileage examination will soon become due. Consideration was given to the possibility of obtaining further units from other schemes and it was stated that of the 12 sets required for the Lincolnshire scheme, eight sets had been delivered to the Eastern Region and three to Birmingham for the B.I.F., and the Chairman said he would speak to the Assistant General Manager of the Eastern Region.

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