Mr.Stanley produced photographs of a modified design of grab handle and stated that the estimated cost of fitting the handles to the St.Pancras and Marylebone suburban diesel units and also the similar vehicles on the Manchester Central/Liverpoool Central service (a total of 71 4-car sets) was about £2,700. If, however, the work was carried out at the separate maintenance depots, it would probably have to be done at weekends and the labour cost would be higher.
It was agreed that the Line Traffic Manager, Derby, should report on the necessity for, and suitability of, the grab handles.
Wednesday, 13th December at 11.0am. at Euston.