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Vancouver Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Trolley Buses

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Article by CTHF Director Klaus P. Canavan

At Vancouver Transit Centre on August 15, 2023, a celebration was held commemorating 75 years of trolley buses. Vancouver’s trolleys started operating on August 16, 1948.

Three electric buses on display at Vancouver Transit Centre

Photos by Michael Roschlau

Angus McIntyre, a dedicated trolley bus driver, took the podium, recounting the journey of these electric-powered icons.

Commuters and history enthusiasts gathered to honor the sustainable transport system that has woven into the fabric of Vancouver.  The event marked a shared appreciation for a greener past, present, and future in the bustling city. Rides on two vintage Brill trolley buses were offered as part of the celebration.

Photo by Michael Roschlau