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395. WEST CUMBERLAND SCHEME

(a)   Traffic Receipts to 31st October, 1955.

Noted.

    1955. 1954. Increase.  % 
    £ £ £  
1.  Carlisle - Silloth
   (Introduced 29.11.54)
16,390 10,363 6,027 58.16
2. Carlisle - Workington via Penrith.
   (Introduced 3.1.55.)
10,288 4,766 5,522 115.86
3. Carlisle - Whitehaven
   (Introduced 7.2.55)
39,896 24,085 15,811 65.65
4. Scenic Excurtions 1,907 - 1,907  
  Total - Whole Scheme. 68,481 39,214 29,267 74.6

(b)   Additional units for summer season

Mr.Gould will give requirements of additional units for summer traffic for this area having regard to additional two motors and one trailer allocated from Derby, March 1956.


396. WATFORD - ST.ALBANS SCHEME

(a)   Traffic Receipts to 31st October, 1955. (Service commenced 25th July , 1955)

Noted.

1955. 1954. Increase.  % 
£ £ £  
2,687 1,993 694 34.82

(b)   Availability of Units

The Chairman said it had come to his knowledge that no diesel units had been working on this branch since November 10th, and requested Mr.Adkinson to arrange for such instances to be brought to his notice without delay.

(c)   Coupling of units

Noted that trouble is still being experienced with jumper cable connections, and Mr.Stanley has arranged with B.U.T. for this to be again given attention.

(d)   Proposed halt at Garston Lane

Mr.Read said this question is still under consideration.

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