HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 cc2077-8
65. Mr. MABANE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will circularise those local authorities who are proposing to abandon the electric tramway with a view to persuading them to adopt the electric-trolley omnibus rather than the petrol- or oil-driven omnibus?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The circumstance that much of the electrical transmission equipment of tramways could continue to be used if trolley vehicles were substituted makes it relatively economical, other things being equal, to substitute such vehicles. This advantage, and other advantages which trolley vehicles possess in certain circumstances are, I think, already well known to local authorities and companies who may be considering the question of abandoning some or all of their tramways.