Under The Wires (UTW) Archive

In October 2013 trolley bus enthusiast Alan Wickens began publication of a monthly e-magazine called Under The Wires (UTW). UTW documents the Wellington trolley bus system past and present but unfortunately there is no future.

At the end of October 2017 the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) closed down the 60 year old Wellington trolley bus network. Such was the GWRC's determination to rid Wellington of electric buses that destruction of the overhead network began the next day.

You can email the editor of UTW at

wellingtontrolleys AT gmail PERIOD com


Under The Wires

December 2017

Special Last Day Edition

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

September 2017 Special Edition

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

October 2015 Special Edition

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

Not Under The Wires

In January 2017 UTW editor Alan Wickens phots a Not Under the Wires 341 in Whitmore Street

Not Under the Wires


On the 31st October 2017 three bemused Old Age Pensioners sit in 332 on a Route 10 service. For two of the pensioners it will be their very last trolley bus ride. I am not sure about the gentleman on the left.

My The End

Alan At Work

Alan composing a photo in the Aro Valley.

Hand Signals

Last Updated: Monday 4th December 2017

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