Trolleybuses in Cape Town

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Cape Town trolleybus system
Cape Town trolleybus number 86 - 1940.png
Sunbeam trolleybus no. 86 in Cape Town, 1940.
Locale Cape Town, South Africa
Open 21 December 1935 (1935-12-21)
Close 28 February 1964 (1964-02-28)
Status Closed
Operator(s) City Tramways Co Ltd

The Cape Town trolleybus system was part of the public transport network in Cape Town, South Africa, for nearly 30 years in the mid-twentieth century. The trolleybuses on the system were always referred to by English-speaking locals as "Trackless trams", and even the systems's stops were marked "Trackless Tram Stop".[1]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Jones, David (2005–2011). "Springbok Bus Roots: the Trackless Trams". Springbok Bus Roots. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Coates, R P (1976). Track and Trackless: Omnibuses and Trams in the Western Cape. Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0-86977-063-2. 
  • Gill, Fraser (1961). Cape Trams: From Horse to Diesel. Cape Town: Cape Electric Tramways. OCLC 25942319. 
  • Pabst, Martin (1989). Tram & Trolley in Africa. Krefeld: Röhr Verlag. ISBN 3-88490-152-4.  (English) (German)
  • Patton, Brian (2004). Double-Deck Trolleybuses of the World: Beyond the British Isles. Brora, Sutherland: Adam Gordon. ISBN 978-1-874422-50-1. 

External links[edit]

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