HC Deb 28 November 1928 vol 223 c428W

asked the Minister of Transport in how many and what towns and cities in Great Britain trackless electric trolleys are in operation; whether he has any data to show how they compare with tramcars in regard to speed, passenger capacity, cost, and traffic convenience; and whether any municipality has adopted or is about to adopt them in place of tramcars?

Colonel ASHLEY

The hon. Member will find most of the information desired in the Annual Return of Tramways and Light Railways (Street and Road) and Trackless Trolley Undertakings for the year 1927–28, copies of which are available in the Vote Office. The question of the relative convenience of tramcars and trolley vehicles is largely a matter of opinion which must depend upon the particular local considerations involved.