Tuesday, 27 April 2010
30 Years Ago In The Evening Star (Dunedin)
MONDAY JANUARY 22, 1979 - Evening Star, Dunedin
CHAMPION of Dunedin’s trolley buses, Mr Warrington Taylor, has pleaded once again on their behalf to city councillors, asking that overhead wires on the discontinued Opoho-Shiel Hill route be retained.
‘‘We need to keep the facilities when a crisis is looming and these wires are good for another 20 years or so,’’ he said.
The council wants to remove the wires because they are considered visual pollution. It has 13 trolley buses in running order. Only seven are in use on the St Clair-Normanby route and Mr Taylor wants the other six kept in reserve.