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KHCT - 1973 to 1979

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1972 to 1972

1974 Age qualification for OAP passes reduced to 65 for men, 60 for women commencing January 1st.

Brandsholme Shopper, service 99, commences January 7th.


1975 Service 21 commenced 27th January, travelling to Endyke Lane via Cranbrook Avenue.

Service 71 extended to link Orchard Park Estate to Bransholme, Ings Road, Longhill and Greatfield; 18th May.

First of thirty new Metropolitan busses, featuring air suspension and power-assisted steering, delivered.

City tours re-introduced on 10th August.


1976 Service 20 extended into Orchard Park, February 15th.

Service 39 extended to serve Bransholme North, February 15th.

Short-lived Service 97, City Shoppers Circle introduced March 6th.  After much re-routing, service withdrawn due to a lack of support from shoppers.

Service 40 extended to Bransholme Centre, 29th March.

Service 67 extend to the Pier, 6th June.

Service 21 re-routed to serve Brunswick Avenue and withdrawn from Newland and Cranbrook Avenues.


1977 A new Enquiries and Lost Property Office was opened at the Coach Station, March 30th.

Picture:  Flying the flag for Her Majesties Silver Jubilee.


1978 Services 57A (Spring Cottage), 66 (Thorton Street Circular) and 97 (Bransholme North & Centre) introduced April 3rd.

1979 Eightieth anniversary celebrated on July 5th.


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