Noted that the Commission have now approved the re-allocation of 16 diesel vehicles for the introduction of services to replace steam traction on this line, and that the new service would commence on November 2nd, 1959.
Mr.E.H.Baker reported that the necessary maintenance facilities would be available for the commencement of the service.
Mr.Lambert said that the raising and extension of the existing platforms would be completed for the commencement of the diesel service.
Noted that diesel service will be publicised by leaflets and posters and information has also been issued to the local press.
Scheme approved by Area Board and awaiting Commission approval. Chairman will arrange for Commission to be pressed for early authority.
Noted that delivery of 35 4-car sets would commence in January 1960, and continue at the rate of 4 1/2 vehicles per week until completion in September 1960.
Noted that scheme now with D.T.S., and Mr.E.H.Baker will expedite submission to General Manager.
Mr.Salmon has under consideration.