trolleybus


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trolleybus

(ˈtrɒlɪˌbʌs)
n
(Automotive Engineering) an electrically driven public-transport vehicle that does not run on rails but takes its power from an overhead wire through a trolley
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Noun1.trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wirestrolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
autobus, bus, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, passenger vehicle, omnibus, coach - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
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Members of the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group are investigating whether the old trolleybus can be brought back to South Wales and restored to its former glory.
We revealed in April that the 230-page A4-size hardback book called Huddersfield the trolleybus years written by Stephen Lockwood, who lived in Fartown in the 1950s and 60s gives a detailed review of the much-loved trolleybuses that ran in the town between 1933 and 1968.
The proceeds of the loan and the grant will be used for the purchase of 20 new low floor trolleybuses, power supply infrastructure components and maintenance equipment for the trolleybus system as well as the acquisition of 24 high capacity buses.
And although no city in the region can lay claim to being first to introduce trolleybuses (an accolade taken by Leeds and Bradford in 1911) the West Midlands, specifically Wolverhampton, became famous for its pioneering trolleybus conversions under the direction of a Mr Charles Owen Silvers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned in the strongest terms the shelling of civilians at a trolleybus stop in Donetsk, Ukraine, which killed up to 15 people and injured over 20 others.
At least six civilians were killed on Thursday when a shell or a mortar hit a trolleybus stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters witness said.
DONETSK (TAP) - Seven civilians were killed when shells hit a trolleybus station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday.
The bombings at the main railway station of Volgograd and on a city trolleybus killed 34 people and wounded scores, 65 of whom are still in hospital.
The second blast took place on December 30 on a trolleybus packed with commuters.
MOSCOW, Dec 30 (KUNA) -- At least 10 people were killed in a trolleybus blast in the Russian city of Volgograd, the second suicide attack there in two days.
30 ( ANI ): Nearly 10 people have been killed and more than 20 injured in a suspected suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.
WHEN talking about public transport many of us older people recall the trolleybus with a lot of heart-warming nostalgia.