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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)

Road Motor Services in Britain

Road Motor Services in Britain.

One of the most important moves recently made is the taking over jointly, of a bus undertaking known as United Automobile Services, by the London and North Eastern Railway and an important firm of road carriers. The United Services cover an area in Eastern England extending from London to the Scottish Border, and embracing 2,000 route miles. The new combination will operate something like 2,000 passenger buses, and will form one of the most powerful road transport groups in Britain. What has been done by the L. and N.E. Railway in this instance is being accomplished in other parts of the Homeland by the L.M. and S. and Great Western Railways, and combinations of this character are going far to solve the once vexed problem of rail versus road.

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