British Trolleybus Society

Former UK Systems

This page will eventually look at the many undertakings in the UK that at one time or another ran trolleybuses. A table of British Operators is given below as a temporary measure.

System

Date Of Opening

Date Of Closure

No. Of New Vehicles

No. Of Used Vehicles

Maximum No. Of Vehicles

No. Of Routes

Aberdare 15.01.1914 23.07.1925 8 0 8 4
Ashton Under Lyne 26.02.1925 31.12.1966 42 0 19 5
Belfast     28.03.1938 12.05.1968 235 11 245 17
Birmingham 27.11.1922 30.06.1951 107 0 78 5
Bournemouth    13.05.1933 20.04.1969 169 7 104 22
Bradford 20.06.1911 26.03.1972 259 85 187 17
Brighton (BCT) 01.05.1939 30.06.1961 52 0 52 9
Brighton Hove & District 01.01.1945 24.03.1959 11 0 11 4 (inc BCT)
Cardiff 01.03.1942 11.01.1970 79 7 79 14
Chesterfield 25.05.1927 24.03.1938 16 3 19 1
Cleethorpes 18.07.1937 04.06.1960 19 0 13 1
Darlington 17.01.1926 31.07.1957 95 4 66 5
Derby 10.01.1932 09.09.1967 159 6 73 11
Doncaster 22.08.1928 14.12.1963 77 25 47 6
Dundee 03.09.1912 13.05.1914 2 0 2 1
Glasgow 03.04.1949 27.05.1967 195 0 195 9
Grimsby 03.10.1926 04.06.1960 26 0 19 2
Halifax 20.07.1921 24.10.1926 1 2 2 1
Hartlepool (West) 28.02.1924 31.03.1953 48 0 31 4
Hastings 01.04.1928 31.05.1959 103 0 58 10
Huddersfield 04.12.1933 13.07.1968 240 0 140 15
Ipswich 02.09.1923 23.08.1963 126 0 85 14

Keighley (Cedes Stoll)

03.05.1913 03.05.1926 10 0 10 3
Keighley (Standard) 20.08.1924 31.08.1932 18 0 18 3
Kingston Upon Hull 25.07.1937 31.10.1964 116 0 100 7
Leeds 20.06.1911 26.07.1928 15 0 15 3
Llanelly 26.12.1932 08.11.1952 32 1 19 3
London 16.05.1931 08.05.1962 1891 0 1811 68
Maidstone 01.05.1928 15.04.1967 32 9 24 2
Manchester 01.03.1938 31.12.1966 269 0 189 9
Mexborough & Swinton 31.08.1915 26.03.1961 74 13 45 4
Newcastle Upon Tyne 02.10.1935 02.10.1966 317 6 204 28
Nottingham 10.04.1927 30.06.1966 296 12 157 8
Notts. & Derby 07.01.1932 25.04.1953 64 0 32 3
Oldham 26.08.1925 03.09.1926 2 0 2 1
Pontypridd 18.09.1930 31.01.1957 19 0 9 1
Portsmouth 04.08.1934 27.07.1963 115 0 100 9
Ramsbottom 14.08.1913 31.03.1931 7 0 7 1
Reading 18.07.1936 03.11.1968 81 6 63 4
Rhondda 22.12.1914 10.03.1915 6 0 6 1
Rotherham 03.10.1912 02.10.1965 142 0 80 10
St. Helens 11.07.1927 30.06.1958 96 0 66 6
Southend On Sea 16.10.1925 28.10.1954 37 15 34 4
South Lancashire 03.08.1930 31.08.1958 71 0 71 4
South Shields 12.10.1936 29.04.1964 66 17 61 11
Stockport 10.03.1913 11.09.1920 3 0 3 1
Teesside 08.11.1919 18.04.1971 45 11 21 3
Walsall 22.07.1931 03.10.1970 70 24 60 6
Wigan 07.05.1925 30.09.1931 4 0 4 1
Wolverhampton 29.10.1923 05.03.1967 354 1 173 14
York (First Period) 22.12.1920 31.12.1929 4 0 4 1
York (Second Period) 06.10.1931 05.01.1935 3 0 3 1