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}T13129518 OXFORD: BUS DEREGULATION CHAOS: A Transport Select Cttee

13.12.95 report on bus deregulation says that many of the country's

TX bus routes are in chaos. A report from Oxford where

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Misty
ENGLAND TGV City rooftops PAN R-L
Oxford
Not Misty
LA MS Mechanical figures on ...


**** FOR RUSHES PLEASE SEE FOOT OF FILE
Misty
ENGLAND TGV City rooftops PAN R-L
Oxford
Not Misty
LA MS Mechanical figures on wall ring bells

TGV Rooftops of city TILT DOWN main road with
five buses on one section
LMS Buses towards along street PAN R-L BV more
jamming road
MS SIDE Bus as passengers off
MS SIDE Red double decker along as another
double decker joins from side road and
another crosses in f/g followed by another

CMS Vox pops local people SOT (all against buses)

TLMS Four buses manoeuvring at road junction
PULL OUT as more behind

GRAPHIC Transport Committee report

INT BUS
CMS Harry Blundred (Chmn, Thames Transit)
intvw SOT
- Problem is flood in services/ buses brought
in from other parts of country/ our opposition
is trying to drive us out

EXT
MS Bus towards and past R-L followed by another
ditto

INT
CMS Keith Moffatt MD (The Oxford Bus Company)
intvw SOT
- If projections of councils are to be met
need more buses/ have to find way of accommodating
them

EXT/Misty
TGV Buses to and fro along road (lights on)
PULL OUT
MS Buses nose to tail on both sides of road as
pedestrians run gauntlet thru middle

Not Misty
LA CMS Signs on bus window 'Freedom Cards - Buy yours
Onboard' and 'Freedom Prices slashed' PAN R-L
MS SIDE Lorry past R-L as man in electric invalid
chair stranded in middle of road PULL OUT buses
either side as one lets him thru

LA MS Newspaper vendor on pavement

CMS Vendor (unnamed) intvw SOT
- have seen two accidents in last week/ I got
knocked down by bus a month ago

INT
CMS Inspector Maurice Collins (Thames Valley
Police, Oxford) intvw SOT
- When being held up for two or three minutes
getting to serious accident its important
especially for person requiring assistance

EXT
MS SIDE Bus at stop and people on and off as BV
queue beside
MS SIDE People boarding bus

INT BUS
CMS Harry Blundred (Chmn, Thames Transit)
intvw SOT
- Office of Fair Trading has unenviable record
of waiting until small operator has gone out
of business before imposing sanctions on big
operator

INT
CMS Keith Moffatt MD (The Oxford Bus Company)
intvw SOT
- Some mechanism needed to encourage companies
to co-operate with each other

EXT
MS Red Cityline bus towards and R-L
GV Buses to and fro in high street

INT
CMS John Walker working at desk
TCMS Detail of transport document on desk

CMS John Walker (Environmental Services, Oxford
City Council) intvw SOT
- Talking to traffic commissioners about
bringing some order to chaos/ threat of
higher body might make bus companies settle
things locally rather than go thru expensive
procedure

INT BUS
BV Driver at wheel as bus along
GV Passengers seated
CMS SIDE Small boy looking out window

TX 13.12.95/C4N

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