Wheels of misfortune

I applaud Max Lazarus’ support for trolley buses (Letters, 17 September) and agree with all he says about trams.

Until 1949 I lived near the longest trolley route in the UK, Nottingham to Ripley, which worked well and provided a much-needed, reliable service.

In Cambridge the authorities have been disrupting all transport to construct a guided busway to travel along a disused railway line.

This is utter madness as no-one seems to count the cost of the disruption and disaffection caused, which all too often results in people turning their backs on public transport altogether.

J Gray, Warks