Welcome to our official page for the Cardiff & South Wales Trolleybus Project!

This is the official website for the Cardiff & South Wales Trolleybus Project. We are a group of volunteers who have a passion for electric traction, and have a special passion for the 2 unique trolleybuses in our custody – Cardiff No. 243 & Cardiff No. 262 – Cardiff No. 262 was built in Cardiff by Bruce Coachworks, Cardiff No. 243 was built by East Lancs.
Please have a look through the site, it will update as soon as there is something to update it with, which is usually weekly. We have a Facebook page, and a YouTube channel too, the Facebook page is updated with new photo’s weekly, as progress develops. New videos will be added as and when we can. – Enjoy!!

The Trolleybuses

Cardiff 243
Cardiff’s only remaining single decker trolleybus.
243 in service
Cardiff Trolleybus 243 new in 1955, last of 14 BUT 9641T’s the other 13 being 72 seat double decks purchased to operate the Ely services 10A and 10B. This vehicle is now owned by the Cardiff and South Wales Trolleybus Project.

Cardiff 262
Only welsh built trolleybus left in the world.
262 colour photo
262 is special due to it being designed to a low height specification. Built by Bruce Coachworks in Cardiff-as they only built these trolleybuses, no 262 is the ONLY Bruce bodied trolleybus left in the world!

Do you frequently shop through the Internet at Amazon, Comet, M&S, Pay.com, Iceland, Waterstones etc, etc, etc.?

Ever wondered how you can help our project? Well here is one way.
The Cardiff and South Wales Trolleybus Project has an online shopping portal at buy.at/caswtp. This site gives access to over 60 online shops including Amazon, Comet, Marks & Spencer and Iceland.
All you have to do is access any of the participating shops from our portal and we get a commission on any purchase that you make.
You can even get a credit Card, arrange insurance or change your energy supplier.
The only thing to remember is that, for us to get the commission you have to start each transaction from our Portal, we don’t get anything if you go straight to the retailers site without visiting buy.at/caswtp first.
To go to our portal click on the image below.
Also you buy through :- www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cardiffsouthwalestrolleybusproject
Please note that you cannot buy CASWTP items from this page.


If you are interested in becoming a member and joining the preservation effort then please click on the link below, and fill in the PDF membership form and return it to us.

Thank you in advance!


The project has SECURE LONG TERM accommodation for rent, located between Cardiff and Newport (on the coast road) with power, water and full workshop facilities inclusive, for either a bus,lorry or two cars either as storage or for your restoration projects. As a guide long term negotiable rents (circa for commercials is £650, cars £300 payable Qtrly or Half yearly).
For further details contact Keith Walker by e-mail keith_walker49@hotmail.com


All images on this site, from the gallery showing trolleybuses in service to the restoration images are the property of Cardiff & South Wales Trolleybus Project. We would appreciate it if you would not copy the images and use them unless your a member of the project, if in doubt please contact Keith on the number in the above notice. – Thank You.