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Take a trip back in time on trolleybus

PUBLISHED: 12:45 12 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 05 July 2010

The trolleybuses will be at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville this weekend. Picture: Supplied

The trolleybuses will be at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville this weekend. Picture: Supplied

THE East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville welcomes an array of electric Trolleybuses as it hosts its exciting Trolleybus weekend.

This popular annual event celebrates the history of British transport as Trolleybuses from across the British Isles and Europe allow visitors to take a trip back in time.

THE East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville welcomes an array of electric Trolleybuses as it hosts its exciting Trolleybus weekend.

This popular annual event celebrates the history of British transport as Trolleybuses from across the British Isles and Europe allow visitors to take a trip back in time.

The environmentally friendly Trolleybus dates back to the 1920s, when it became a hugely popular urban transport option. However, although the last surviving system in Bradford was closed in 1972, in a bid to become greener and reduce urban pollution, many towns and cities are considering the comeback of the Trolleybus.

Visitors will be able to ride the vintage Trolleybuses and trams, marvel at the classic motor vehicles on display and take a trip down memory lane with all the museums authentic street furniture and signs.

After enjoying a fun filled day, visitors can then sample the night time magic of the museum tomorrow> evening when the new Herting Street route will be open for after dark Trolleybus rides until 9pm.

The museum is open from 1pm to 9pm tomorrow and 10.30am to 5pm Sunday, with adult tickets £6, OAP's £5, Children £4.50 and reduced admissions tomorrow from 6.30pm.

Although the museum has no parking, a free park and ride service will be operating from Gisleham School, with regular complimentary bus services from Lowestoft and Beccles train stations using the museum's Classic Motorbus Fleet.

For more information call 01502 518459 or visit www.eatm.org.uk

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