Read The Buzzer Blog: Vancouver’s 75-year journey with electric buses: sustainable transit solutions
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.
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.