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by Alexandra Scharzenberger
Training materials for safe eco-driving of trolleybuses and hybrid buses available now - test partners wanted
As part of the project outputs the ACTUATE partners are developing training materials for safe eco-driving of clean vehicles. These training materials enable other public transport operators to train their own drivers in a tried and tested manner and are available for download as of today. After receiving positive feedback from drivers during pilot trainings for trolleybuses (Salzburg, AT) and hybrid buses (Leipizig, DE) and attaining promising results regarding energy optimisation of these clean vehicles*, ACTUATE is now looking for partners to test the developed training concepts. Thus, if you would like to test and implement the safe eco-driving training concepts for your own drivers, don't hesitate to contact ACTUATE's project coordinator (w.backhaus[at]rupprecht-consult.eu) and find out more about the possibility to test the trainings and about the availability of training materials. Training materials are available for trolleybuses and hybrid buses in German already and more materials are currently being developed for trams and ebuses/trolleybuses equipped with supercapacitors. All concepts successively will be made available for download in several languages on the...
by Jürgen Lehmann
Fribourg [CH] - Route 2 goes only to Les Dailles
20.05.13 - Sorry, only German Text available at time! ... more
Taiyuan Xi´shan Guan-di (Shanxi Province) [CN] - 10 km route to for a coalmine
20.05.13 - There are two trolleybus routes for the workers of the coal mines of XiShan Coal Electricity Group in the west of the city of Taiyuan. These are not connected to each other and are managed by two separate companies. Therefore, the reporting is also in future under the two services Guan-di and Du'rping. ... more
Taiyuan Xi´shan Du´r-ping (Shanxi Province) [CN] - A smartly-maintained fleet
20.05.13 - The route is approximately 6 km in length and is paralleled in its entirety by Taiyuan urban bus 17, which provides a frequent service. Another unusual feature of this coal-mine operated System is that the urban character of the route results in a considerable volume of non-coal-mine-related traffic, providing competition for the 17 bus, and the opportunity exists to exploit this more fully. ... more
Riad/Riyadh [SA] - Opening of the New Campus of the King Saudbinaziz University
06.05.13 - On 23.04.2013, the official opening of the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences campus was held. The new trolley buses, which were dubbed "New Campus People Mover transportation service (Electrical TRAM)" on the invitations, first had to prove themselves during the afternoon opening. From 14:30 to 16:00 the service ran every 5 minutes from Station 9 (near the New Central Laboratory Building) and Station 10 (between the Health Affairs Administation Building and the Female College) to the "New Deanship building" (Station 6 ), where the opening ceremony took place. After the ... more
Zlin [CZ] - First New Articulated Trolleybuses Delivered
06.05.13 - At the end of March, the first of the Iveco/Skoda Electric 25Tr Citelis articulated trolleybuses was sent on a lowloader from Skoda Electric in Plzen to its future home in Zlin. It was expected to enter passenger service in April. ... more
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