Trolley bus will solve problems

Hastings Observer letters
Hastings Observer letters

From: Ivan Holgate, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings

A trolley bus (an electric double decker bus for the under 40s) could be the answer to our seaside parking congestion, and much more.

Create a Park and Ride car park on the unused development/brown field land to the north of Hastings.

TB1 - a trolley bus to run along The Ridge, down The Bourne to the Pelham Place car park. It would return via the roundabout at Breeds Place.

TB2- an extension to the line to run along the seafront and turn next to Seaside Road, where the swimming pool used to be.

TB3 - a further extension to Hasting railway station.

Hastings Borough Council and the community have raised the pier from its ashes, created a pedestrian and cycle friendly town and developed an almost full year programme of culture, events and fun which bring joy to 
the town and tourists to Hastings to help the town prosper.

A trolley bus would not require major construction, would be pollution free, quiet and bring even more tourists from the UK, Europe and the World.

“Dad, mum could we go to Hastings and ride on the trolleybus.”

Maybe they could be illuminated in winter - they are electric. This could be funded as an innovative green solution as a pilot for other towns to adopt, by the government, the EU (we are still part of it for at least two years) and industry.

Come on Hastings council and the Community - you could do this.

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