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481.  SCHEMES IN COURSE OF PREPARATION BUT NOT YET CONSIDERED BY COMMITTEE  (Contd.)

Central Division

    Manchester Part 3.   ) Investigating
proceeding.
    Preston, Blackpool   )
            Fleetwood, Southport   )

Midland Division

St. Pancras suburban
      services.
  Mr.Gould reported that investigation is proceeding and it is hoped that draft timetables will be ready by the end of January 1957.  It was noted the General Manager requires an early report on this scheme.
Derby, Nottingham,
   Leicester Part 2.
  Investigagtion proceeding.

482.  SCHEMES ALREADY IN OPERATION

1.  Financial results

(a)  Financial results of the West Cumberland scheme which has been in operation for 12 months have been reported to the Area Board.  None of the other services has yet been in operation for a year, and the General Manager has suggested to the Area Board that an overall assessment of the results in each area should be taken out on an annual basis.

2.  West Cumberland Scheme

(a)  Traffic receipts to 30.10.56 shown on Appendix 'A' attached.

(b)  Proposed pruning during the winter.  Mr.Read reported that this matter is still in hand with the bus Company.

3.  Watford - St.Albans Scheme

(a)  Traffic receipts to 30.10.56 shown on Appendix 'A' attached.

(b)  Condition of permanent way.   Mr. Butland reported that the question of long welding of rails was in hand but was linked with research on types of welded joints.

(c)  Broken springs of units.  Noted that Mr.Randle is arranging for a spare set of springs to be stocked for future eventualities.


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