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723.  SCHEMES AUTHORISED BUT NOT YET IN OPERATION   (Contd.)

2.  Marylebone Suburban Services  (Contd.)

(c) Construction of Units

Mr.Randle confirmed that delivery of 35 4-car sets would commence in February 1960 and continue at the rate of 4 1/2 vehicles per week until completion in September, 1960.

(d) Marylebone Carriage Shed

Noted that plan now prepared and in circulation through departments for approval.  Special arrangements are in hand for the provision of one fuelling point to be in operation by February 25th and urgent consideration is being given to achieving the full working of the depot by June 1st, 1960.  Agreed that Messrs.Elliott and Talyor jointly consider the whole position and report at the next meeting.

724.  SCHEMES AWAITING COMMISSION APPROVAL

(a) Manchester Part 3

Noted that scheme approved by Area Board on October 7th and now awaiting Commission authority.

(b) North Wales Part 3

Noted that scheme approved by Area Board on October 7th and now awaiting Commission authority.

725.  SCHEMES UNDER CONSIDERATION BY COMMITTEE BUT NOT YET SUBMITTED TO COMMISSION

(a) Manchester Central - Liverpool Central (C.L.C.) Express Services

Noted that departmental submission received and proposal to be considered by Area Board on December 3rd.

The Chairman said that a suggestion for the re-modelling of the frontage of Liverpool Central Station had been received and it was noted that this would not affect the diesel scheme.  Mr.Gould stated also that if the line is ultimately electrified, no additional accomodation or platforms would be required at Liverpool Central.

726.  SCHEMES IN OPERATION

Noted that the undermentioned additional diesel multiple unit services had been brought into operation from November 2nd.-

(a) Oxford - Bletchley - Cambridge

(b) Manchester, London Road - Hayfield - Macclesfield
13 2-car units were already covering some services and from November 2nd a further 14 2-car units were brought into operation in steam timings.

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