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Hull Trolleybuses- The Final Decade

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Hull Trolleybuses- The Final Decade


1955 opened with optimism for Hull's trolleybuses. New 'Coronation' trolleybuses, which were replacing the last 1937 Leyland TB4s, promised a new era of one-man-operated trolleybuses starting with the Beverley Road route. Trolleybuses carried 38.8 million passengers which produced a net surplus of £24.200. Frequencies were intensive with an afternoon peak two-minute headway on Hessle Road down to a five/six minute on Chanterlands Avenue. Mr Pulfrey (General Manager) promised larger trolleybuses with flat floor doorways. In November 1959 approval was given to purchase ten thirty-five-feet-long Sunbeam single-deckers for the Chanterlands Avenue route. Yet within a year abandonment was confirmed, the trolleybuses being the victims of a general decrease in passenger numbers and the effects of housing clearance plans. The final decade was interesting with some rebuilding and refurbishment and the transfer of trolleybuses to be withdrawn to the garage operating the doomed route.

Additional Information

Stock Code: A8229.0
Author: Wells M/Morfit P
ISBN13: 9781445682297
Height(mm): 234
Width(mm): 165
Page Count: 96
Publication Date: 10 Oct 2018
Publication Status: Available
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