HC Deb 05 August 1924 vol 176 c2778W

asked the Minister of Transport how many schemes of trackless trolley cars have been sanctioned within the last 18 months, and in what towns; and whether the working has proved profitable or otherwise in the different places?


Last Session the Corporations of Bradford, Chesterfield, Maidstone and West Hartlepool were authorised by Parliament to construct new or additional trolley vehicle routes, and of these routes some at West Hartlepool have already been equipped for working. The Rotherham Corporation Bill, which received Royal Assent last Friday, empowers the corporation to extend their previously authorised trolley vehicle routes, and other proposals are now before Parliament. Information as to the financial results of working each trackless trolley system opened for traffic is contained in the Annual Return of Tramways and Light Railways (Street and Road) and Trackless Trolley Undertakings. The Return for 1923–24 will be issued as soon as the returns to be furnished by the undertakings have been received and tabulated.