TRANSPORT AND WORKS ACT ORDER
The application for the Transport and Works Act Order for the NGT Trolleybus Scheme was submitted to the Department for Transport on the 19th September.
The documents submitted are available to view online at:
We have 42 days until the 31st October to make our individual objections.
The Secretary of State for Transport will decide whether or not to hold a public inquiry based both on the quality and quantity of our objections.
Objections can be sent either by post or by email. If you send an email, please remember to add your postal address.
The address to send written objections to is:
Secretary of State for Transport
c/o Transport and Works Act Orders Unit
General Counsel’s Office
Department for Transport
Zone 1/18, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 4DR
The address to send email objections to is: email@example.com
More information about the TWAO process can be found here:
Key points to remember are that the scheme would produce just 20 trolleybuses on a single route at a cost of £250 million. Most of the cost is for road building and alterations. The trolleybuses would be bendybuses carrying 160 passengers, with seating for just 60. Over 400 mature trees would be cut down. The time saving on the existing bus journey would be just a few minutes. To give the trolleybus priority at junctions, all other road users would be held in traffic stacks leading to increased emissions. Metro have admitted that the scheme is likely to lead to increased congestion. Metro have also admitted that the frequency of the number 1 and number 6 bus services would likely be halved.
Please object. It will make a difference!
NB The Transport and Works Act Order application is accompanied by numerous applications for listed building consent and conservation area consent. We need to object to these too.