Who we are -
The Electric Tbus Group was formed in May 2000 by a number of concerned individuals to promote the re-introduction electric trolley vehicles in the capital of the United Kingdom as a way of bring about a quieter, cleaner, more environmentally benign way of traveling within the metropolis.
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Promoting quiet, clean urban transport using Overhead Electric, Zero Emission Trolleybuses -
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- Andrew Braddock
An independent consultant specialising in urban public transport and accessibility issues. His career has spanned both the creation of the National Bus Company in 1969 and its privatisation in the late 1980s, together with a brief period at British Rail and two spells with London Transport. Andrew worked at the Bristol Omnibus, London Country and Alder Valley subsidiaries of NBC, becoming Director & General Manager of ?The Bee Line? on privatisation. He returned to LT in 1991 and retired early from Transport for London, where he was Head of Access & Mobility.
- In Memoriam, Eur Ing Irvine Bell BSc CEng MIMechE CDipAF PGCE
Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 25 years experience in the bus manufacturing and operating industries. A Senior Tutor lecturing in Engineering Science at the British Aerospace Training Centre in Preston. Also work at the world's longest double-deck trolleybus route in Dudley, UK
- Kevin Brown BA MA
Academic Advisor, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. 38 years old. Public transit and electric traction advocate for 23 years. Local transit historian, author of "Swift, Strong, Silent - 60 Years of Electric Trolleybus Service in Edmonton" (1999) and co-author of "Queen City Trolleys - The Story of Regina's Trolleybuses" (in progress). Member of the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board.
- David Bradley
Employed by Balfour Beatty [1956-1960] and BICC [1960-1963] before joining Central Electricty Generating Board, working on the design and construction of overhead lines, from 11kV to 400kV. In 1985 switched to System Administration for NGCs Unix CAD network. Currently with Netproject working on the infrastructure that enables secure, global, mobile computing by the running of conferences and master classes.
- Ashley Bruce MaRCA. DipAD
30 years in broadcast television production, specialising for the last 15 in environmental documentaries for Channel 4, Central TV, Discovery Channel and BBC World. Currently producing for 'Earth Report' and 'Life' with funding from UNEP, EU and WWF etc. through Television Trust for the Environment and ITN Factual. Webmaster of this site.
- Malcolm Crofts
Previously a metallurgist and welding engineer in the petrochemical industry, constantly flying to crisis meetings in the most inhospitable parts of the world. Now run Reflectalite, a lighting and electrical business, particularly for bicycles. Using any one of 3 bicycles to get about, because of the congestion of the roads and sub-standard public transport, led to active campaigning for improvements, particuarly in West London.
- Peter Golds
A public affairs consultant specialising in Local Government, the environment and transport. Served as a local councillor in London for eight years, five years as chair of local Environment and Planning Committee. A member of the London Boroughs Association, Association of London Government (Vice Chairman of the Environment Committee 1995-6) and the Local Government Association. Have an ongoing and very detailed interest and knowledge of London Government and also environmentally friendly transport systems.
- Lars Freund
An electronics development engineer at Alstom Transport, sometimes working on trolleybus control hardware, lives in Lyon, France. Interested in electric Public Transportation Systems and takes pictures of trolleybuses for webpages.
- Bruce Lake B Eng
Currently Company Secretary at the Sandtoft Transport Centre organisation, as well as being one of the electrical inspectors (holding a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering). World News Editor for 'Trolleybus', the magazine of the British Trolleybus Society. Involved in trolleybus preservation since 1968.
- Gordon Mackley
Spent 25 years in the main line rail industry. Becoming a local Area Operations Manager in charge of signalling and all other operational aspects of running the railway together with the usual associated man management and administrative tasks. From 1986, worked in Operation Performance at Headquartes offices, responsible for the real time Control office of the South Eastern and also the Performance Management aspects of this part of the railway. Joined a small IT company, Nexus Alpha, which produces message and information systems for transport organisations across the UK. Have a mathematics background, including both traffic flow and statistics.
- Palle Nilsson
Born in the year Arnhem's electric trolleybus system was established. After working in office administration, became a trolleybus driver 16 years ago and thus an expert on day to day trolleybus operation.
- Tim Runnacles MA Msc FCIT FITA FRGS DipTP
Independent Transport Consultant recently with Atkins China Ltd advising the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Transport Department on the feasibility of possible introduction of electric trolleybus services in Hong Kong. 30 years of transport consultancy on tramway, railway, bus and trolleybus operations and infrastructure around the world.
- Bryan Stead MA C.Eng MICE MICT MILT MIHT DipTE
Local government transport planner for Norfolk County Council, Department of Planning and Transportation, Assistant Director (Policy) delivering ?5M bus corridor improvement which won first place in the Bus Industry Awards Infrastructure Award in 1998 and has delivered 30% increase in patronage in two years. Responsible for delivering Norwich Park and Ride proposals. Commissioned technical paper on trolleybuses.
- Chris Veasey BSc DipTransP MCIT MILT MIHT
Transport and Traffic Engineer and Planner for 30 years in Local Authorities and Consultancy, mostly in London and surrounding area, including bus priority schemes and other public transport planning and improvement. Certified to run bus, coach and road haulage operations. Currently Director of consultancy firm Transport and Traffic Consultancy, and Operations Director designate for embryonic London bus company Eros Travel. Regular traveller on Hull trolleybus network 1950-64.
- Martin Wright
Having signed the Official Secrets Act, can be described as a "concerned transport environmentalist". Willing member of any future delegation to say, the DETR, TfL etc. as a private individual.
- Dave Wilsher
52 years old, having started work at 14 as an apprentice in an electrical switchgear factory learning to use lathes, capstans, presses, etc. After a stint as a storeman for a B.M.C.dealer and several years as a retail motor workshop manager, now a courier, serving all the U.K. Also part-time with Margo's coaches delivering and collecting many different and variously maintained public service vehicles.
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