Story: Wellington region

No. 1 trolley bus

No. 1 trolley bus

Today, Wellington city’s trolley bus service is unique in New Zealand. In 1924 the service began between Thorndon and Kaiwharawhara – this is the first bus, outside the Kaiwharawhara post office. The trolley buses still have a strong following, and the public have blocked attempts to replace them with diesel buses.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015