Mr.Gould said this scheme is still in course of preparation and it is not yet possible to give the number of trains required.
Revised schedule of allocation attached as appendix "A".
Noted that the details of this transfer have now been resolved. Mr.Varley to contact Metro-Cammell regarding delivery date which has been put back from March/May 1956 to June/August 1956.
Noted that following the General Manager's inspection of a Metro-Cammell unit, the B.T.C. have been requested to arrange for 12 first class seats to be fitted in any new units for this Region.
Agreed that a test be made on the Blackpool - Preston run on 9th February. For this purpose, one vehicle to be fitted with first and third class seats 3" lower than at present, the other car to be fitted with seats to present design. Mr.Stanley to arrange.
Mr.Larkin reported that on the journey on November 22nd, the batteries of the vehicle were run down, but under normal conditions the lighting of the two vehicles of the unit will be identical.
Noted that a modification is being made to one vehicle at Derby and it is hoped that a test will be made before the next meeting, when Mr.Stanley will report.
Mr.Larkin said the C.M.& E.E. had loaned a Technical Assistant to the C.& W.Engineer, and although the diagrams are not yet complete, it is hoped they will be available within the next two to three weeks.
Mr.Gould has in hand and no further action by the Committee is necessary.