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KHCT - 1969 to 1972

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 Potted History of Kingston Upon Hull Corporation Transport

 
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1965 to 1972

1965 Service 55 to Ings Road Estate commenced 31st January

Orchard Park service, to 37th Avenue, launched 28th March and extended to Courtlands Road on September 7th.

Express service from Paragon Station to the Ferry Terminal (King George Dock), introduced 20th December.

12 Leyland Panther single deckers aquired, KHCT's longest ever buses at 30 feet in length.

24-hour clock adopted for time-tabling purposes.


1967 Service 17 extended onto Orchard Park (as service 13/15) on January 15th.

Greatfield Circular introduced 12th March.

First Branshome services commenced 1st May.

Opening of Sydney Smith and Henry Cooper schools saw large scale contract hire operations commence 20th August.

Approval of one-man operated double-deckers given by Ministry of Transport.


1968 Rokeby Park Circular commenced, linking services 63 and 73, 25th February.  Picture shows Metropole 402 entering the station shortly after being placed in service.

Anlaby Road garage closed March 17th.

Single-man operation of double-deckers commenced.

Sutton Park service commenced 15th December.


1969 New schoolchildren's service introduced on September 2nd to co-incide with the introduction of the City's Comprehensive Education System.

1970 Restrictions on Senior Citizens concessions amended on 4th January.  Could now travel at any time, on any day, for a nominal charge.

Bell Punch electronic fare collection systems introduced from November.


1971 Service 47 extended to Greatfield from 21st March.  Picture: Service 17C at Central Station.

1972

Service 20 extended to Ellerburn Avenue February 6th.

First computer-generated time-tables introduced 21st May.

Last conductor service (Anlaby Road, service 69) November 10th.

Picture: Atlantean motor bus in Central Garage.



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