British Municipal Bus Operators

In addition to the buses, there were also still trams and trolleybuses, which to many enthusiasts made them that much more interesting. “Jim Blake has a number of bus books to his name, and is well regarded in bus circles.

Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473857193

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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This book looks at municipal operators in England and Wales in the 1960s. Going back to the very first horse-bus or tram operations in Victorian times, many towns and cities throughout Britain had such operators, owned and run by the town or city councils. Most of them had tramway systems, many of which were replaced by trolleybuses from the 1920s onwards. In turn, after the Second World War, trolleybuses too were on the way out, with motorbuses unfortunately replacing both forms of electric traction. By the 1960s, only a handful were still operating trams, then by the end of the decade only few trolleybus systems remained. During this period, some of these operators had very large fleets, for example those serving the conurbations of Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, whilst others had very small fleets, such as West Bridgford Urban District Council in Nottinghamshire. Municipal operators had a wide variety of vehicle types, encompassing virtually all chassis and body makes then in service, and were also well known for their distinctive, traditional liveries. In addition to the buses, there were also still trams and trolleybuses, which to many enthusiasts made them that much more interesting.

British Municipal Buses in Portugal

In the year after the end of the Second World War, bus operators throughout Portugal were quite desperate to acquire new stock. The country's historical links to the United Kingdom, plus the British Labour Party's urgent requirement to ...

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445692647

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 828


A wonderful selection of photographs documenting the British buses in both Lisbon and Portugal as a whole.

British Buses 1967

This book looks at an important turning point in the history of the bus industry in Britain. 1967 was the penultimate year to the end of an era, when private and semi-nationalized company's operated the bus networks in this country.

Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473827172

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 737


This book looks at an important turning point in the history of the bus industry in Britain. 1967 was the penultimate year to the end of an era, when private and semi-nationalized company's operated the bus networks in this country.??After 1967 the network was never the same again, with the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968.??The NBC was a very bland organization compared to the colourful bus companies that had existed before nationalization, and many small municipal fleets amalgamated to form Passenger Transport Executives.??This comprehensive volume covers a large number of the bus companies throughout the country in 1967 and also has a good readable narrative describing Jim Blake's journeys travelling on these services across Britain.

Economics in Context

Among the transport industries which have been privatised are the National Freight Company ( 1982 ) , Associated British Ports ( 1983-84 ) , British Airways ( 1987 ) , municipal bus companies ( 1988 ) , British Rail ( 1994-96 ) and ...

Author: Susan Grant

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435331116

Category: Economics

Page: 373

View: 363


This student book provides full coverage of economic theory for all AS and A level Economics syllabuses. It is in line with the AS/A level specifications starting September 2000. The first half of the book covers AS level Economics, whilst the second half prepares students for their A level exams.

Urban Planning Methods

British Airport Authority. British Waterways Board. Municipal Bus Operators. Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council. British Rail Board. Civil Aviation Authority. Confederation ofIndependent Bus Operators; National Bus Company.

Author: Ian Bracken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317833277

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 461


In order to develop and exercise their skills urban planners need to draw upon a wide variety of methods relating to plan and policy making, urban research and policy analysis. More than ever, planners need to be able to adapt their methods to contemporary needs and circumstances. This introductory textbook focuses on the need to combine traditional research methods with policy analysis in order to understand the true nature of urban planning processes. It describes both planning methods and their underlying concepts and principles, illustrating applications by reference to the daily activities of planning, including the assessment of needs and preferences of the population, the generation and implementation of plans and policies, and the need to take decisions related to the allocation of land, population change, employment, housing and retailing. Ian Bracken also provides a comprehensive guide to the more specialized research literature and case studies of contemporary urban planning practice. This book was first published in 1981.

Council of Ministers Resolutions 1967

General policy is settled by an administrative council under the chairmanship of the City of Hamburg and ... (PTA's) proposed for conurbations in Great Britain will not only merge the small municipal bus operators into a single unit ...

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789282107140


Page: 547

View: 150


This report sets out the Resolutions and Reports approved by the Council of Ministers of Transport during the year 1967.

Managing Transport Operations

In place of the BTC five public corporations were created: the British Railways Board, British Waterways Board, ... wound up and replaced by the National Freight Corporation, the National Bus Company and the Scottish Transport Group.

Author: Edmund J Gubbins

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781789661163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 577


Transport managers perform an essential and rewarding function in society, controlling the infrastructure that allows people and goods to move around conveniently and swiftly. However, it is also highly demanding work. In clear, jargon-free language, this book explains the exceptionally wide range of skills demanded of transport managers, who must understand the economic, social, political and technical aspects of road, rail, air and sea transport, while, crucially, ensuring that levels of safety and reliability are not compromised. Managing Transport Operations is a comprehensive, accessible handbook, covering: the fundamental principles of transport; modal characteristics; ownership and organization; management functions and policy formation; transport marketing; safety regulations; economic regulation; logistics and transport; urban transport; new technology; future developments. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent major developments that have taken place in the world of transport, including the function of the Strategic Rail Authority, the Transport Act 2000 and the restructuring of the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Tailored to meet the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport syllabuses for Transport Management, this book is a `must-have' resource for students and an essential companion for transport managers.

Competition Ownership of Bus and Coach Services

6.2.4 Bus - Rail Service Coordination and Interchange In London more than in any other British city the public transport network functions as a unified system , in which intermodal transfer between bus , London Underground and British ...

Author: David A. Hensher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 2881247962

Category: Architecture

Page: 332

View: 551


First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Official History of Privatisation Vol I

Each bus operator required a licence, which was granted by the Commissioners only when they were satisfied that the service would be in the public interest. Existing transport operators (including British Rail) could and did object to ...

Author: David Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134031405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

View: 926


This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume addresses a number of key questions: To what extent was privatisation a clear policy commitment within the Thatcher Governments of the 1980s - or did Government simply stumble on the idea? Why were particular public corporations sold early in the 1980s and other sales delayed until well into the 1990s? What were the privatisation objectives and how did they change over time, if at all? How was each privatisation planned and executed, how were different City advisers appointed and remunerated, what precise roles did they play? How was each privatisation administered; in what ways did the methods evolve and change and why? How were sale prices determined? Which government departments took the lead role; what was the input of the Treasury and Bank of England; and what was the relationship between Ministers and civil servants? The study draws heavily from the official records of the British Government to which the author was given full access and from interviews with leading figures involved in each of the privatisations – including ex-Ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This new official history will be of much interest to students of British political history, economics and business studies.