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Our Proposal -  
We propose that Trolleybuses are initially introduced between Ilford and Barking Reach as a phase one to demonstrate feasibility, practicality and efficiency. This section of the East London Transit scheme has been chosen to show how well trolleybuses can be applied to
� high levels of patronage (Ilford to Barking)
� potential for segregation in existing roads (Ilford, Loxford, Barking, Greatfields Park)
� potential for regeneration on brownfield sites (Barking Reach)
� transport interchange (Ilford, Barking, and potentially, Dagenham Dock stations)




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Promoting quiet, clean urban transport using Overhead Electric, Zero Emission Trolleybuses -
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updated 1/2/06

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  The vehicles are to be -  
- 18m long, 3 axle, articulated single deckers
- fully low-floor design, 290mm floor height
- powered by wheel hub mounted electric motors
- carry 120 passengers, seating 60 passengers in comfort, 30 half seated
- be fitted with full internal environment control
- have plenty of room for mobility aids, baby buggies and luggage
- carry on-board real time passenger service information
- have assistive guidance to give precision stopping (50-75mm gap)
- centrally positioned driver with no passenger contact
- be electrically driven, very quiet in operation and produce zero emissions
- capable of 'off-wire' operation with auxiliary on-board power supply

  The route is to have -  
- high service speeds and smooth journeys on dedicated surfaces
- 240mm Kassel kerbs for level loading of shoppers, mothers and disabled users
- 'clear' junction priority giving the Trolleybus the fastest journey time of any road user
- high frequency service, as low as 3 minutes between vehicles
- service stops at 300-350m intervals
- stops that protrude into the nearside or only carriage way
- pre-ticketting available at all stops and smart card season tickets
- attractive stops with real time Trolleybus and Underground connection information
- passenger perception of service permanence
- seven day a week, morning to night operation
- ctv security surveillance
- well trained, customer friendly staff on 80% of vehicles
- well trained, well paid drivers
- segregated guide ways where full passenger access is maintained
- easy interchange with other transport modes

  The overhead wiring is to be of -  
- optimum overhead layout
- minimum visual intrusion
- minimum size conductors and fittings

The electrical system is to be -  
- at a supply voltage of 750v DC fully floating with respect to ground
- supplied by generation sources that are environmentally sustainable

  East London Transit
The routes will be -  
991 - Fulwell Cross-Gants Hill-Ilford-Barking-Rainham-Havering Riverside
992 - Harold Hill-Romford-Barking-City Airport
993 - Collier Row (Hillside)-Romford-Elm Park-Rainham-Havering Riverside


The western end of the 992 is expected to be extended to the 994 Greenwich Transit trolleybus line, when the third Blackwall Crossing is completed.

Greenwich Transit  
The route will be -  
994 - Greenwich - Woolwich - Abbey Wood
The alignment of 994 Greenwich Transit trolleybus line is proposed to follow new trolleyways, thereby maximising the passenger appeal of the service.




updated 20/8/08
By Ashley Bruce