When did trolley buses stop running in Nottingham?

30 June 1966
Trolleybuses in Nottingham

Nottingham trolleybus system
Open 10 April 1927
Close 30 June 1966
Status Closed
Routes 8

What happened trolley bus?

They were the original electric buses but 50 years ago today saw the plug pulled on the last trolleybus in Wales. Environmentally friendly and cheap, they finally succumbed to car ownership and fossil fuel on 11 January 1970. But the boom in private car ownership during the 1960s would spell the beginning of the end.

Why did they get rid of trolley buses?

“The main reasons for getting rid of the trolley buses were the lack of flexibility with routes and the lower running costs of diesel. “At the same time advances in battery technology now mean that trolley buses can run away from their overhead wires for considerable distances if required.

What is the difference between a tram and a trolley bus?

The fundamental difference between trams and trolleybuses is that trams have flanged wheels and run on rails like a train [whether on reserved track like most railways or in streets on grooved track installed flush with the road surface]; whereas trolleybuses have conventional rubber tyres for ordinary road surface and …

Who owns Nottingham City Transport?

Nottingham City Council
Nottingham City Transport is the major bus operator of the city of Nottingham, England. It is owned by Nottingham City Council (95%) and Transdev (5%).*. This body is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act due to the 5% owned by an organisation which is not a public body.

When was bilborough estate built?

Laid between October 1603 and October 1604 so that local mine owner, Huntingdon Beaumont, could transport coal from the bell pits he leased near Strelley (close to the present day site of Bilborough College), to the canal wharf at Wollaton. It is famous as the first overland railway to be built in England.

How do trolley buses work?

A trolleybus is a normal-sized bus that is powered by electricity from a mains supply. It collects its electricity from two special overhead wires suspended above the road using a pair of poles (called “trolley booms”) mounted on the roof.

What voltage did trolley buses use?

600 V
Trolley-buses can be supplied with contact system voltage of nominal rated value of : 600 V (a working range of 400 to 720 V)  25% 750 V (a working range of 500 to 900 V)  25%

How much does a trolley bus cost?

Those buses cost $550,000 each from the now-defunct ETI, but Donaghy said a standard electric trolley now costs about $1 million.

How much is a single bus ticket NCT?


Adult Under 19
Standard Single £2.40 £1.30
Inner City Return £3.00
All Day Ticket – Nottingham £4.40 Frozen at £2.50
All Day Ticket – NCT Network Frozen at £6.50 Frozen at £5.00

How many buses are there in Nottingham?

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is the biggest transport operator in Nottingham, with 310 buses providing a comprehensive network of services across the city, 7 days a week. We are an Award Winning bus company and are the only operator to have won UK Bus Operator of the Year a record breaking five times!

When was aspley estate built?

Originally known as ‘Asshelepley Halle’, Aspley Hall was constructed in or prior to the 16th century. The hall’s original purpose was to house monks from nearby Lenton who had been removed from their previous dwellings due to the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538.

How many trolleybuses were there in Nottingham?

At its peak, Nottingham’s trolley bus service was one of the largest in the country, and one of the longest-serving. By the start of the Second World War, the city had more than 125 vehicles on the fleet.

When did the trams start running in Nottingham?

Nottingham Corporation had operated an electric tramway system since 1897, when they took over the network of horse-drawn routes run by Nottingham & District Tramways.

When did the new bus service start in Nottingham?

The new service commenced on 10 April 1927, running along Nottingham Road from the city centre to New Basford. The new venture was heralded by a new livery, the predominantly maroon paintwork of the existing trams and motor buses being replaced by green.

Is there a no entry lane for trolleybuses?

Seen at the other end, a lane for trolleybuses only was specially created and an official MOT style NO ENTRY ‘Except For Trolleybuses’sign was erected. I’ll bet that this unique sign was spirited away and saved afterwards – come to think of it, it is surely the one currently erected on the back straight at Sandtoft??