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Britain's Last Municipal Operators by Gavin Booth

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Britain's Last Municipal Operators by Gavin Booth

At the start of the 1960s there were approaching 100 municipal operators in the UK; these ranged from Belfast in Northern Ireland to Aberdeen in the north of Scotland and from Exeter and Plymouth in the southwest to Maidstone in the southeast. By the mid-1970s, as a result of the creation of the Passenger Transport Executives (which saw the demise of municipal operators in the country's major conurbations) and the demise of a small number that were taken over by local NBC operators - most notably Luton and Exeter - the number of municipally owned operators had declined to just over 40. Following privatisation and deregulation, the number of council-owned operators has declined to less than a dozen - ranging from the 600-strong Lothian Buses to barely 60 operated in Widnes by Halton Transport. Although the rate of decline has diminished in recent years, the municipally-owned companies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Chester, Blackburn and Eastbourne have all been now been sold. This is a narrative history of the 40+ municipal operators that survived the creation of the final PTEs in 1974/75.

This hardback book published in 2012 is in very good condition. The binding is tight and all the pages are clean and unmarked. There is one very tiny scuff to the cover at the top of the spine otherwise the book looks as new.

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Author(s):
Gavin Booth
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780711035478
Publisher:
Ian Allan Publishing
Title:
Britain's Last Municipal Operators

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Britain's Last Municipal Operators by Gavin Booth

At the start of the 1960s there were approaching 100 municipal operators in the UK; these ranged from Belfast in Northern Ireland to Aberdeen in the north of Scotland and from Exeter and Plymouth in the southwest to Maidstone in the southeast. By the mid-1970s, as a result of the creation of the Passenger Transport Executives (which saw the demise of municipal operators in the country's major conurbations) and the demise of a small number that were taken over by local NBC operators - most notably Luton and Exeter - the number of municipally owned operators had declined to just over 40. Following privatisation and deregulation, the number of council-owned operators has declined to less than a dozen - ranging from the 600-strong Lothian Buses to barely 60 operated in Widnes by Halton Transport. Although the rate of decline has diminished in recent years, the municipally-owned companies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Chester, Blackburn and Eastbourne have all been now been sold. This is a narrative history of the 40+ municipal operators that survived the creation of the final PTEs in 1974/75.

This hardback book published in 2012 is in very good condition. The binding is tight and all the pages are clean and unmarked. There is one very tiny scuff to the cover at the top of the spine otherwise the book looks as new.

Author(s):
Gavin Booth
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780711035478
Publisher:
Ian Allan Publishing
Title:
Britain's Last Municipal Operators

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