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11 Jan 2020

Electric buses back in vogue

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, the buses finally succumbed to car ownership and fossil fuel on Sunday 11th January 1970.

Trolleybus in Cardiff
The 1940s and 1950s saw six million journeys made on Cardiff trolleybuses
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Half a century later — almost to the day — local councils now see electric public transport as an answer to congestion and air pollution.

Some experts also believe the shift could spark a revival for the forgotten trolleybus.

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