Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Tilling and British Automobile Traction Co

From Graces Guide

1905 Predecessor company incorporated

1928 Increase in capital of British Automobile Traction Co to allow it to acquire the interests in omnibus undertaking of British Electric Traction Co and Thomas Tilling; company name changed to Tilling and British Automobile Traction Co[1]. Now had interests in 25 undertakings, the largest bus fleet in the world.

1929 Agreement with the main-line railway companies to coordinate activities; the railway companies would take a share in an enlarged Tilling and British Automobile Traction Co.

1932 Major investment by acquiring Crosville Motor Services

1933 London omnibus interests transferred to the London Passenger Transport Board; claim made for compensation[2].

1942 The shareholders of Tilling and British Automobile Traction Co agreed to split the company into 2, owned by the major shareholders. These would be named B.E.T. Omnibus Services Ltd (to be owned by British Electric Traction Co) and Tilling Motor Services Ltd (to be owned by Thomas Tilling). Tilling and British Automobile Traction Co would then be liquidated[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 27 March 1928
  2. The Times, 7 February 1934
  3. The Times, 20 June 1942