TROLLEYBUS BILLS TO BE OPPOSED
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OPPOSITION to several trolleybus 1/4/plans is announced. Lanes County Council has decided to lodge a petition against Manchester Corporation's Bill seeking power to run trolleybuses inside and outside the city. The council's policy has been to object to proposals for trolleybuses on new routes where no overhead equipment is already. available, and on routes on which trams have been abandoned and the equipment removed. Rochdale Town Council is also opposing the measure.
Basford Rural District Council is taking action against the Bill of the Derbyshire Traction Co„ which seeks trolleybus powers. Brighton's Bill, which is being promoted for a similar purpose, is to be opposed by the Southwick authority, amongst others.