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660.  GENERAL MATTERS OF POLICY  (Cont'd)

3.  Conveyance of Parcels Traffic

(b)  Noted that Messrs.Wickham & Co. have now supplied details of a proposed diesel van capable of hauling two or three standard passenger coaches.

Mr.Gould stated it was not considered advisable to add to the types of units employed on parcels services and there would be no advantage in a vehicle of the type described by Messrs.Wickham.

661.  RAIL BUSES FOR RURAL AREAS

Banbury - Bletchley Service

Noted that submission for withdrawal of passenger service will be made to the T.U.C.C. at the end of March, 1959.

662.  INTER CITY SERVICES

Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and Hull Scheme (L.N.W. route)

Noted that approval of the L.M. Area Board has now been given to these proposals and the North Eastern Region have submitted to the Commission.

663.  SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENTS

1.  Minutes of Sub-Committee Meeting held on Feb.24th, 1959

Noted.

2.  Nottingham London Road Low Level

Mr.Lambert reported that the estimated cost for the erection of a new building could not be reduced below the figure of £100,000, as the total estimated cost including work by the Signal Engineer and Chief Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and in addition approximately £15,000 for fuelling facilities at New Basford Sidings, would be of the order of £140,000.  It was agreed that Mr.Lambert proceed with preparation of an estimate for a new building, and Mr.Gould will look specially into the preparation of schemes for the introduction of diesel services in the Derby, Nottingham and Leicester areas, to enable a submission to be made quickly.

664.  SCHEMES AUTHORISED BUT NOT YET IN OPERATION

1.  Manchester Part 2 (S.E.Lancs.) Scheme

First part of scheme introduced on June 9th, 1958.  Remainder of scheme will be brought into operation on June 15th, 1959.

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