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TWO ELIMINATED

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CITY TRAM STOPS 1

MOVE TO SAVE POWER

Two tramway stopping places on outward routes from the city, those in Wellesley Street East at Princes Street and in Wellesley Street West at Albert Street, are to be eliminated in the interests of power conservation.

A report from the works committee that it had decided to eliminate these stops, but to retain the Upper Queen Street stop at the Y.W.C.A., was received>at a meeting of the Auckland Transport BoaSi this morning.

The engineer and manager, Me~a; E. Ford, stated that the Upper Queen Street stop had a grade of one in ULB, Wellesley Street West one in 143&. and' Wellesley Street East one m 11.52. To start a loaded tram on. a one in 11 grade required a current of from 470 to 500 amperes, as against about 280 amperes for steady running on such* a grade. In view of the present power shortage, and the overloaded condition of feeder cables during traffic peaks, he recommended the three stops be eliminated.

The Y.W.C.A. and the Auckland Kindergarten Association submitted objections to the removal of the Myers Park stop.

At this morning's meeting of the board the chairman, Mr. W H Nagle, said that the elimination of the two Wellesley Street stops would be given a trial.

In answer-to Mr. A. A. Bodley he said the question of taking some of the lamps out of the tramcars had been considered, but the plan was not as easy to put into effect as it looked. Such a move would mean a reversion practically to black-out conditions, and public safety was involved.

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TWO ELIMINATED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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TWO ELIMINATED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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