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320. MANCHESTER AREA SCHEME PART (2) S.E.LANCS.

Preliminary report considered and agreed in principle. Complete report will be in the hands of the Accountant for costing very shortly and ready for consideration at next meeting.


321. 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 27 wks. ended                
June 4th. 37,310 32,451 4,478 3,947 4,859 14.97 531 13.45
                 
  (2) Carlisle - Workington (via Penrith) Section (introduced January 3rd, 1955)
Total 22 wks. ended                
June 4th. 23,532 13,215 3,742 2,016 10,317 78.07 1,726 85.62
                 
  (3) Carlisle - Whitehaven Section. (Introduced 7th Feb.1955)
Total 17 wks. ended                
June 4th. 124,549 80,350 17,666 10,784 44,199 55.0 6,882 63.82
  TOTAL - WHOLE SCHEME. 59,375 47.12 9,139 54.57

Agreed that for the future this return to be submitted 4-weekly commencing four weeks ending July 16th, results during the strike period to be excluded from the cumulative figures.

(b)   Addition units for Summer traffic

The Chairman said he has been in touch with the Eastern Region regarding the possibility of the loan of some of their units for the Summer season but as the E.R. are ready to go ahead with their schemes it is not practicable to release the units.

(c)   Speed restrictions

  Silloth Branch - Mr.M'Ilmoyle reported that the speed limit between Carlisle (Canal Jcn.) and Silloth has been raised to 60 M.P.H.

  Carlisle - Whitehaven. - Still under consideration.

(d)   Frequency of services.

Noted that a number of additional services had been put into operation from May 2nd.

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