Former Trolley Bus Turntable, Christchurch, Dorset

Former Trolley Bus Turntable, Christchurch, Dorset
Photograph taken 13 September 2002 © Mrs Sylvia Leonard. Source Historic England Archive ref: 101497

This former Trolley Bus Turntable is in Church Street and believed to be the only one remaining in England. It dates from 1936 and was operated. by hand. Trolley buses ran on electricity collected from a 'trolley' on top of the bus that was connected by rods to overhead electricity cables. They did not run on tracks so were more manoeuvrable than trams. They did however have a problem changing direction. They either had to have their rods moved over using a long pole or use a turntable.

Location

Dorset Christchurch

Period

1930s (1930 - 1938)

Tags

transport road bus 1930s (1930 - 1938)