Trolleybuses to return to Leeds

Trolleybuses are to make a comeback in Leeds after the Government approved the 250-million pound plans to install a modern system.

The Department for Transport is meeting the bulk of the costs with a £173.5 million grant, and local authorities will pay just over £76 million towards costs. It will be the first modern trolleybus system in the country, and is expected to generate up to 4000 new jobs.

Work is set to start in four years' time.