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Air quality issues From NZTA and Otago University Bus timetable chaos Karori, and Northland/Mairangi peak hour bus timetables pre and post July 15th changes Technical reports Various reports relating to trolley buses and their infrastructure Ottawa LRT Ottawa, Canada, changes their BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) to light rail. Presentation by Dr Neil Douglas Light rail in Australian cities New trolley buses Swiss trolley bus from 2017. Runs on and off the overhead wires. Commentary in German. Trackless trams A possible option for Wellington instead of light rail. Perth, West Australia, is investigating their implementation. Electric buses New battery and super capacitor electric bus options for Wellington.
Wellington trolley bus history A photographic history of the Wellington trolley buses by Alan Wickens. Wellington trolley bus history From Wikipedia a history of the Wellington trolley buses. Wellington trolley buses - Nostalgia Various YouTube videos. NEW
|This extensive environmental report was prepared after the trolley bus removal was announced, but over a year before the destruction of the infrastructure was implemented. The GWRC ignored the environmental impact of an all diesel fleet. To read the report Click here|
|Wellington's 2018 aged diesel
bus fleet on east - west routes. Some buses have done over 1 million kms.
For the inventory of the fleet as it was early 2018 Click here Many of these buses are Euro 3, and 75% of them are older than the withdrawn trolley buses. 80 of the 162 buses listed are scheduled for replacement within the next 12 months or so, some replaced with Euro 5 double decker, some others, perhaps, with former trolley buses converted to battery power.
Who voted to remove the non polluting trolley buses ? Click here
The effects of the decision to remove trolley buses and replace them with old diesel buses, on the west - east corridor from Karori to Seatoun, for the next decade, are:
Diesel bus movements every 10 minutes peak hours, 15 minutes off peak.
More than double the pollution of the combined trolley and diesel bus era.
Negative health impacts on our children, and cyclists.
Golden Mile pedestrians and outdoor cafe patrons adversely affected.
Significant 6dBD rise in noise affecting residents and pedestrians.
There is NO itemised commitment for the next 10 years in the Greater Wellington Regional Council draft long term plan (LTP) to accelerate the replacement of polluting diesels with electric buses. However at the Sustainable Transport Committee meeting 8 Aug. 2018 it was announced that negotiations are underway with NZ Bus to convert 50 redundant trolley buses to battery power. The Government announced on the day prior that they they will provide $768,000 worth of funding for charging stations at Karori and Kilbirnie. The suggestion is that converted trolley buses will be mainly used on the #2 route Karori - Seatoun. Further news to follow regarding the replacement of old diesel buses on other routes.
A modern Swiss trolley bus which runs
either on battery or overhead wires
Meanwhile in Wellington