It had good acceleration, good bus-type accommodation, and being unconstrained by tracks, was able to move to the side of the road for easy access. Its rubber tyres made for noise-free comfort. In 1952 London had the highest concentration of trolleybuses in the world. Some were even built during World War II to reduce consumption of precious imported fuel in favour of home-produced coal. Some double-deckers had a maximum capacity of 54 passengers. The only disadvantage was that two overhead wires were needed, but this was counterbalanced by the fact that trolleybuses run on ordinary roads, with no track laying or maintenance.
D L SMITH
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