Trolleybuses in Wolverhampton

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trolleybus system
British Trolleybuses Wolverhampton.jpg
A trolleybus in Bilston Street, Wolverhampton
Locale Wolverhampton,
Staffordshire, England
Open 1923 (1923)
Close 1967 (1967)
Status Closed
Routes 14

The Wolverhampton trolleybus system served the city of Wolverhampton, then in Staffordshire, England (and now in West Midlands, England), for much of the twentieth century.

Opened on 29 October 1923 (1923-10-29),[1] the system was one of the most extensive trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, with a total of 14 routes, a maximum fleet of 173 trolleybuses.[2] For a brief period in the 1930s, it even had the distinction of being the world's largest trolleybus system.[3] It was closed on 5 March 1967 (1967-03-05).[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Joyce, J.; King, J. S.; and Newman, A. G. (1986). British Trolleybus Systems, pp. 151–156, 159. London: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-1647-X.
  2. ^ a b Short, Peter. "Former UK systems". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Graham Sidwell (2006). Wolverhampton Trolleybuses 1961–67. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-904474-85-2. 

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