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Projects Lead Story: Issue Issue 02 23 Jul 2009

Metro takes Leeds bus rapid transit plans ahead

PTE begins consultation about trolleybus plan

Andrew Garnett

Plans for an advanced bus system in Leeds have taken a step forward with scheme promoter Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, holding a series of public events to create awareness about the project.

In July, Metro and Leeds City Council hosted the events about the proposed system that is being developed as part of the city’s  New Generation Transport (NGT) project.

Visitors to the events were able to view an exhibition about the scheme as well as ask questions of the NGT team and feed back...

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24 Jul 2009

This story just goes on and on. In the 1950's, neighbouring Bradford Corporation opened new trolleybus routes within a few months of being announced. No wonder public transport is so dated in Britain today - even if this scheme does eventually go ahead, millions will have been spent on lawyers' fees before an inch of overhead is erected.

24 Jul 2009

The trolleybus looks like a Renault, as running in France.

The trolley-pole is interesting. Difficult to pick up and return the power through that kind of bow-collector. Normally, trolleybuses have two poles - one +ve and the other -ve!!

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