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Manchester Part 5. - Traffic portion of proposals complete, but Chief Civil Engineer's estimates for requirements at Lostock Hall, Red Bank and Kirkdale awaited, and Mr. Martin would expedite.  It was noted that the units for this scheme were included in the proposed 1961 building programme.

Manchester Part 10. - Proposals complete and would shortly be circulated to Departments for signature and submitted in time for June meeting of Area Board.

Leicester - Nuneaton (T.V.) - Proposals complete and in circulation through Departments for signature.  Would be submitted in time for the June meeting of the Area Board.

Marylebone - Nottingham (Vic.) - Traffic portion of proposals complete and C.C.E. proposals for Nottingham Low Level maintenance depot almost complete.

Nottingham - Leicester - St.Pancras )
Bedford - Kettering - Nottingham    ) - Traffic portion of proposals complete and C.C.E. proposals for Nottingham Low Level maintenance depot almost complete.

Chester - Liverpool (Lime Street) - Complete submission would shortly be circulated for signature.

Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno - Noted that some delay had occurred.  Closing of Rhyl Motive Power Depot under consideration.

Birmingham - Rugby - Peterborough - Noted that some delay had occurred but in hand with Eastern Region.

Leicester - Peterborough - Noted that some delay had occurred but in hand with Eastern Region.

Nottingham - Mansfield - Worksop - Proceeding satisfactorily.

Derby - Sheffield - Enquiries proceeding in conjunction with Eastern Region.

Manchester - Chinley - Sheffield - Enquiries proceeding in conjunction with Eastern Region.

It was noted that other schemes, for which target dates for submission to the General Manager had not been decided upon, were proceeding satisfactorily and Mr.Reynolds requested that a new schedule be prepared for consideration at the next meeting, showing dates for completion of the various stages of the pre-planning.

The importance of schemes being submitted promptly was again stressed owing to the possible effect on the building programme which in turn would create staff difficulties at the main works.

The desirability of the Divisional Traffic Manager, Nottingham being present at a meeting of the Committee was raised and the Chairman said that whilst he did not wish to extend the Committee by including all the Divisional Traffic Managers as a regular feature, recent experience had show the benefits arising from the attendence of Divisional Traffic Managers concerned with particular schemes under discussion.  As a number of outstanding schemes were in the East Midlands Division it was agreed that Mr. Gray should be invited to attend the next meeting.

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