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437. SCHEMES ALREADY IN OPERATION    (Contd.)

1.   West Cumberland
      (a) Traffic receipts to 31.12.55. noted.-

    1956. 1955. Increase.  % 
    £ £ £  
1.  Carlisle - Silloth
   (Introduced 29.11.54)
19,082 12,713 6,369 50.10
2. Carlisle - Workington via Penrith.
   (Introduced 3.1.55.)
13,319 6,854 6,485 94.62
3. Carlisle - Whitehaven
   (Introduced 7.2.55)
57,150 35,579 21,571 60.63
4. Scenic Excurtions 1,907 - 1,907  
Total - Whole Scheme 91,458 55,146 36,312 65.8

(b)   Agreed that, following authority for additional two motor cars and one trailer as reported at last meeting, one further trailer be built at Derby Works, bringing the total stock for this scheme up to 15 2-car units.

2.    Watford - St.Albans

(a)   Traffic Receipts to 29th February 1956 -

1956. 1955. Increase.  % 
£ £ £  
5,848 4,422 1,426 32.25

(b)   Mr.Adkinson said that both units and spares were again out of service. It was stated that the continual failures of the units on this branch are causing unfavourable publicity and the Chairman asked for the departments concerned to give a full report on the working of the branch by these diesel units with recommendations as to the future.

(c)   Halt at Gaston Lane. Deferred to next meeting

3.   Bury - Bacup   

(a)   Traffic receipts.

February
1956.
February
1955.
Increase.  % 
£ £ £  
1,791 740 1,051 142.03

(b)   C.O.S's request for additional 2-car unit considered. Mr.Gould said that the need for additional units on the Birmingham Part 1 scheme was much more urgent than the Bury-Bacup, and it was agreed that the latter scheme proceed as at present until one 2-car unit can be supplied from Derby, possibly towards the end of May.

(c)   Stop at Irwell Vale. Deferred to next meeting.

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