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874. SCHEMES AUTHORISED BUT NOT YET IN OPERATION

1. Marylebone Suburban Services

(a)  Progress in bogie modification and refurbishing of stock

Mr.Stanley reported the work was proceeding satisfactorily abd 21 sets had been completed.

(b)  Introduction of units and report on operation of units working in steam timings

Mr.Gould reported the scheme was operating satisfactorily;  four additional sets were introduced into service on the 24th July (making a total of 11 sets in operation) and a further 8 sets will be brought into operation on the 11th September.

The D.T.M., London has been advised that L.T.E. engineeering work will not be completed until the end of April, so the commencement of the final stage will be postponed.  A meeting is to be held with the L.T.E. and Western Region on the 12th September to fix a new date for the introduction of the full services.

875. SCHEMES IN OPERATION

(a) Watford - St. Albans and Harrow - Belmont

Mr.Bell stated the matter was still under investigation.

(b) Traffic Receipts.

Statement of receipts and tickets issued during April, 1961, for those schemes with less than 12 months operation was noted - see Appendix 'A' attached.

876. SHORTAGE OF WORKSHOP STAFF AT DIESEL DEPOTS IN LONDON AREA

Mr.Taylor stated a loan of staff, subject to agreement of men involved, had been agreed from the C.M.& E.E. Derby Works, until the closing of the Neasden and Cricklewood Motive Power Depots is settled, and the question of priority between Cricklewood and Marylebone was now under consideration.

877. DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES.

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