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KHCT - 1958 to 1968

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Potted History of Kingston Upon Hull Corporation Transport

 
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1958 to 1964

1958 18th May saw one-man operations extended with the introduction of ten AEC Reliance single-deckers.  Picture: Botanic Gardens.

1959 Decision made to begin a stages withdrawal trolleybuses, replacing with motorbuses.

1960 Leyland Atlantian rear-engined bus introduced on June 1st.  226 bought in total by 1975.

Rokeby Avenue service introduced 23rd October.

Hessle Road service extended to Anlaby Park Road South on 11th December.

Boothferry Road to Hessle service opened 12th December (jointly with EYMS).


1961 Hessle Road service first to be converted from trolley to motorbus on 29th January.

New offices, canteen and social club occupied in Lombard Street.


1962 Service 69 converted to motorbus February 4th.

Service 61 converted to motorbus 28th July.

Practice of charging 1d more on a motorbus than on a trolleybus, for the same distance, removed on journeys into the city on 2nd September.


1963 Privilege and Pupils travel passes introduced, January 1st.

Service 73 extended to Boothferry Estate, Yarmouth Street, 24th March.

Service 64 (Holderness Road) converted to motorbus 21st September.

Service 62 (Newland Avenue) converted to motorbus 16th November.

Picture: Last afternoon of service for this 21 year old trolleybus, pictured in Carr Lane, outside the City Hall.


1964 28th June saw the city centre switching to a one-way traffic system.  (What a birthday present that was for yours truly)!  Re-routing of services resulted in an extra 2000 miles being travelled by KHCT buses.

Service 63 (Beverly Road), the last trolleybus service, converted to motorbus.



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