Ladysmith’s iconic trolley travels to Langford next week.
“We bought it to replace one of our old ones. It was a really good deal,” said Langford Coun. Lanny Seaton.
In early November, Ladysmith council accepted the offer from the City of Langford to purchase the 2009 Supreme Trolley Bus for $82,000, as-is — including the supply of related equipment, including tires, custom parts and a Christmas light frame.
The trolley will replace Langford’s first trolley, a model from the early 1990s. That trolley has been driven daily for the past six years, accumulating a lot of kilometres, said George Henshall, Langford manager of public works.
The newer trolley seats up to 38 people, nearly double the one it will replace.
“Our trolley service is gaining. This one is much bigger and looks just like our other trolleys,” Henshall said.
Council asked Town of Ladysmith staff to dispose of the trolley in late May and the City of Langford made an offer of $82,000, as-is.
“Staff consider this offer is a reasonable price for this four-year-old vehicle, which has been in constant service since 2009,” John Manson, Ladysmith’s director of infrastructure services, wrote in his report to council.
– with files from Ladysmith Chronicle