Maybe Leeds could solve the £19m shortfall in its NGT project by buying secondhand overhead cables and vehicles from Geneva as that city starts to replace its 72km network of trolleybuses with the new generation of electric vehicles which recharge en route.
Geneva’s old trolleybuses are probably better anyhow than anything Leeds City Council is likely to supply.
Such a large scale recycling project would also give a little more credibility to Leeds’s claim to be the greenest city in Europe.
Geneva could keep future trolleybus networks in Leeds supplied for years to come and who knows, when their new buses become obsolete in 30 years time, we could have those too.
Carl Brooke, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds