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Sounding out

Letters

Howard Campbell made reference in his letter (NCE last week) to passenger comfort. In this enthusiasm for the revival of trolley-buses, there may be a safety issue to be considered.

During my orientation session on joining London Transport in the late 1950s, I well recall being told that the poor safety record of trolleybuses, compared with other forms of public transport, had been a factor in phasing them out; pedestrians could not hear them coming!

Colin Shaw, 17 Grays Orchard, Kirton Ipswich IP10 0RE

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