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Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:55 pm

Has anyone heard any updated news to what happening with the trolleybuses as I can`t find anything.
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Timothee_Matariki » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:38 pm

As far as im aware, trolleys will be removed by 2017 when the new bus network due to begin
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby GeoffreyHansen » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:23 pm

I've heard the trolleybuses are going after June 2017.
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Rick R » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:17 am

Can anyone tell me which routes are currently operating trolleybuses, especially those ones which have them during the day. Last time I was there they seemed to dry up at 9am on the routes I wanted to ride on, so any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby baby38 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 pm

Are there still any trolley buses operating in nz.
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:55 pm

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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Rick R » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:12 pm

I was actually hoping for some current information.
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:28 pm

Rick R wrote:Can anyone tell me which routes are currently operating trolleybuses, especially those ones which have them during the day. Last time I was there they seemed to dry up at 9am on the routes I wanted to ride on, so any advice would be appreciated.

How long ago were you last there? On my last two visits over the past 18 months, they were most common on routes 1, 2 and 7 during the day and night. Back then, they were hard to spot on route 3 and from what others have told me, probably even harder now.
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Rick R » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:21 am

I was last in Wellington in 2011, hence my request for some more current information to help me catch the elusive creatures :)
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby boronia » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:29 am

From what I've read elsewhere, services are hit and miss. Forget about weekends.

Council has some plan to go to "electric buses" (battery powered).
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Re: Wellington trolleybuses

Postby Rick R » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:02 pm

I had the pleasure of spending 4 days in Wellington last week to ride and photograph trolleybuses and was accompanied by a senior NSW gunzel for the last 3 days.

They appear to operate all of the routes with overhead (including the peak-only 6) during the weekday peak periods. On the Tuesday I observed them operating during the day on routes 1, 2, 7 & 10, but Wednesday to Friday they were also frequent on the 3. There are diesels spread amongst them at all times of the day, so waiting patiently for a trolleybus can be testing at times. Numerious stops are equiped with electronic 'next bus' signs, making it easier to decide to wait for a bus or to move on to another option.

I have put some shots in the NZ Photo section.

Speaking to some of the drivers, we got a variety of feedback on when the trolleybuses are to be withdrawn from service and why, but it appears that no firm dates have been announced and that work on converting trolleybuses to battery-only is being kept under wraps.

Hopefully some kind of farewell will be organised and advertised when the final date is known. :D
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