Events & Activities
Join us to the 4th European Trolleybus Day on 21th September 2013
Since 2010 the European Trolleybus Day (ETD) is being celebrated on an annual basis on the first Saturday of the European Mobility Week. It is a day fully dedicated to trolleybuses. With this initiative, the European TROLLEY project calls attention to trolleybus transport as an important part of sustainable urban mobility in European cities. ETD activities range from information campaigns and open days at trolleybus depots to children’s painting competitions or sweepstakes.
The European Trolleybus Day is a highly targeted event marketing tool to promote trolleybuses as clean and sustainable urban transport mode established by the European project TROLLEY (www.trolley-project.eu). The events are a suitable communication tool to foster dialogue with the target group "passengers" and they make trolleybuses a real experience. Thereby, main messages like the environmental friendliness or low-noise related quality of life through trolleybus transportation can be intensified. Accompanied by creativity and entertainment factor, e.g. by sweepstakes or innovative gadgets, the European Trolleybus Day can become a big success for all participating cities.
TROLLEY and trolley:motion invites other trolleybus cities to follow this campaign and to join the festivities across Europe. The Project offers exhibition material, (e.g. photos from trolleybuses from different cities or information posters, or gadgets which can be used free of charge) as well as organisational advice for all trolleybus cities, which would like to carry out an ETD.
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TROLLEY: New e-learning courses available
TROLLEY is about knowledge exchange, competence building and competence sharing. In order to benefit from the great potential of online education, two new e-learning courses have been developed.
The first course is an extension of the e-learning course covering energy optimisation of trolleybus systems. Within the course framewoek questions can be asked to experts (experts for different languages are listed) and a knowledge exchange could be started. The course includes basic information on energy storage systems and several presentations given at TROLLEY’s Summer University held in Leipzig. Also a live recording of these lectures is offered.
The second course aims at those who would like to understand how regular diesel buses can be converted into trolleybuses, which is another path to fleet modernisation for many operators in Central Europe. The course provides technical, economic and marketing related background information as well as a live recording of presentations given at TROLLEY’S Summer University.
Also, a technical handbook provides detailed information on each step of the conversion process. As for the other course, an expert is available for answering questions and for knowledge exchange.
In order to participate in the e-learning courses please visit www.trolley-project.eu and register for free. After registration please use the e-learning login in the top right corner of the homepage. A complete overview about TROLLEY’s e-learning courses can be found here.