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by Alexandra Scharzenberger
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Despite adverse weather conditions across Western Europe, a well-attended workshop on the future of electric public transport took place in Brussels on 12 March 2013. Together with representatives of the European Commission and Central Europe programme, electro mobility experts from academia, the public and private sector discussed the potential of trolleybuses for the electrification of public transport and for reaching Europe’s zero emission targets in the near future. As one highlight of the event, TROLLEY project partners handed over a collection of TROLLEY Declarations signed by 70 different stakeholders across Europe to the European Commission. The high number of signatories proves the widespread support of trolleybuses as a sustainable electric mode of urban transportation. Speakers from public transport operators,...
by Alexandra Scharzenberger
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Die nachstehenden 27 Städte nahmen am Europäischen Trolleybustag teil: Salzburg (AT), Parma (IT), Szeged, Debrecen (HU), Brno, Pilzen, Budweis (CZ), Gdynia, Lublin, Tychy (PL), Timisoara, Medias, Village Dumbrava Rosie (RO), Solingen, Eberswalde, Esslingen, Leipzig (DE), Kaunas (LT), Landskrona (SE), Zilina (SK), Bergen (NO) und Arnhem (NL), Leeds , Sandtoft (GB), Limoges (FR), Castellon (ES) und Bishkek (Kirgisistan), Marketingaktionen in 27 Städten zeigen was der "Trolleybus" kann Der Tag ist ein gemeinsam ausgerichtetes Marketing-Ereignis, um den modernen E-Bus als sauberes und nachhaltiges städtisches Verkehrsmittel zu fördern. Die Events der teilnehmenden Städte stellen ein geeignetes Kommunikationsnetzwerk dar, um den Dialog mit den Passagieren zu fördern. „Wir sind stolz, dass dieses Jahr 27 Städte...
by Jürgen Lehmann
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Shanghai [CN] - New Trolleybuses Ordered for Centenary
25.11.13 - On 15 November 1914 the first trolleybus route in Shanghai was opened with 1.1 km length. From 1920 onwards, more trolleybus routes were opened and by the end of 1927, there were five trolleybus routes, on which up to 85 vehicles operated. By the end of 1938, the number of routes had increased to nine with 120 trolleybuses operating on the 33.8 km long network. ... more
Zürich [CH] - All 21 SwissTrolley4 Delivered
18.11.13 - The last of the 21 SwissTrolley4 on order was delivered by Hess to Zürich in September 2013. Acceptances were as follows: on 06.09.13 nos.179 and 180 and on 01.10.2013 nos. 181 and 182. Apart from no. 180, which currently is at the manufacturers to rectify some defects, all the trolleybuses are in regular service. ... more
Castellón [ES] - Operating Concession Awarded and Construction Nearing Completion
18.11.13 - At the end of October 2013 the Conselleria de Infraestructuras, Territorio y Medio Ambiente as the competent authority awarded the concession to operate the trolleybus route TRAM (Universitat Jaume I [UJI] to Grao) to Autos Mediterráneo, which operates some bus routes in the Castellón region. ... more
Cluj-Napoca/Klausenburg [RO] - New Trolleybus Route 5
18.11.13 - On 26.10.2013 new trolleybus route 5 was introduced in this city, the second largest in Romania with around 325,000 inhabitants. It connects the railway station with the airport. Around 4 km of new overhead line was erected from the terminus IRA at the end of the road Aurel Vlaicu via Strada Traian Vuiai up to the front of the airport. The turning loop is situated on the multi-lane road just behind the main entrance of the airport. ... more
Moskwa [RU] - 80th Anniversary Parade
18.11.13 - Last Saturday (16.11.2013), the Moscow trolleybus system celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the opening of the first trolleybus route with a parade of historical and new trolleybuses. A parade consisting of nine historic trolleybuses and several service vehicles started at 10:00 clock at Depot 1 and led to a tour around the Kremlin to Fili Bus / Trolleybus Depot (FATP). The following nine trolleybuses participated in the parade: ... more