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Article from BTNews 9 SEPTEMBER 2019

AND FINALLY: False news from Transport for London

Transport for London published a story last week with the headline "Europe’s largest electric bus fleet".

False news!

Electric trolleybuses with overhead wire served the London Passenger Transport Area from 1931 until 1962. For much of its existence, the London system was the largest in the world, not just Europe. It peaked at 68 routes, with a maximum fleet of 1,811 vehicles. 

Trolley buses last ran in Britain in 1972 in Bradford and today you can see examples in the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, or the Transport for London Museum in the heart of Covent Garden.



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Graham Greenwood, REDDITCH

According to the TFL website they have only 200 electric buses

Edward Harrison, Yeovil

The biggest collection of working Trolleybuses in the UK is https://www.sandtoft.org.uk/ not far from Doncaster. There are also some at https://www.eatransportmuseum.co.uk/ near Lowestoft.

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