Trolleybuses in South Lancashire

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South Lancashire
trolleybus system
Locale Lancashire, England
Open 3 August 1930 (1930-08-03)
Close 31 August 1958 (1958-08-31)
Status Closed
Routes 4
Operator(s) South Lancashire Transport
Stock 71 (maximum)

The South Lancashire trolleybus system once served towns in South Lancashire, England, including Atherton, Bolton, Swinton and Leigh (all now in Greater Manchester) and St Helens (now in Merseyside). Opened on 3 August 1930 (1930-08-03),[1][2] it replaced the South Lancashire Tramways network.

By the standards of the various now-defunct trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, the South Lancashire system was of medium size, with four routes and a maximum fleet of 71 trolleybuses.[2] It was closed on 31 August 1958 (1958-08-31).[1][2]

None of the former South Lancashire trolleybuses has been preserved.[3]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b Joyce, J.; King, J. S.; and Newman, A. G. (1986). British Trolleybus Systems, pp. 133–136, 159. London: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-1647-X.
  2. ^ a b c Short, Peter. "Former UK systems". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Zebedee, John (30 November 2010). "A List of Preserved Trolleybuses in the UK". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Phillip (2001). A Nostalgic Tour of South Lancashire by Trolleybus. Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK: Silver Link Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85794-164-7. 
  • Taylor, Phillip (2002). A Trolleybus to the Punchbowl. Leigh, Greater Manchester, UK: Triangle Publishing. ISBN 0-9529333-7-3. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Buses in Lancashire at Wikimedia Commons