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Trolleybuses: a viable replacement for the diesel bus

David H.T. Smith
07 July 2017
 

“There’s no viable alternative to diesel buses, say operators” (LTT 23 June). Dear, oh dear, are they too young to have heard of, seen, or travelled on a trolleybus? A trolleybus system is so much easier and cheaper to set up than light rail because there is no need to divert services in the road to lay the track. With more and more electricity being generated by renewable means, electric systems have become environmentally friendlier, and don’t produce toxic fumes where...

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