Trolleybuses in South Shields
|Locale||South Shields, County Durham, England|
|Open||12 October 1936|
|Close||29 April 1964|
|Operator(s)||South Shields Corporation Transport|
The South Shields trolleybus system once served the town of South Shields, then in County Durham, but now in Tyne and Wear, England. Opened on 12 October 1936 , it gradually replaced the South Shields Corporation Tramways.
By the standards of the various now defunct trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, the South Shields system was a medium-sized one, with a total of 11 routes, and a maximum fleet of 61 trolleybuses. It was closed on 29 April 1964 .
- History of South Shields
- Public transport in South Shields
- Transport in Tyne and Wear
- List of trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom
- Burrows, Geoff (1976). The Trolleybuses of South Shields, 1936-64. Strood, Kent, UK: Trolleybooks. ISBN 0-904235-04-1.
- Lockwood, Stephen (2007). South Shields Trolleybuses. Midhurst, West Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-11-6.
Media related to Buses in South Shields at Wikimedia Commons
- SCT'61 website - photos and descriptions of a South Shields trolleybus and early motorbuses
- National Trolleybus Archive
- British Trolleybus Society, based in Reading
- National Trolleybus Association, based in London
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