by Alexandra Scharzenberger
Can local governments play a role in the sustainable public transport? Yes! The VOC, the Dutch association of public transport center municipalities, is therefore dedicating a symposium on this subject, organized jointly by the Clean Mobility Center and the city of Arnhem. Further informations you find here!
Please be informed, that a presentation on Thursday 22nd from 16:30 to 17:30 at the location “Speakers' Corner” Hall 14.2, Entrance East during the Innotrans exhibition in Berlin: · What you should know about battery / electric buses!· Overview of different e-bus concepts based on 66 years of experience· E-bus fleets: feasible or not feasible for your city?· Synergies for LRV when implementing an electric bus fleet· The double articulated electric Rapid-Bus (RBUS) of Luzern Get more information here. The presentation will be hold in English and it will get translated into German. Best regardsErik LenzVertriebsleiter Bus & E-Mobility SystemsHead of Sales Bus & E-Mobility Systems
von Jürgen Lehmann
Wellington [NZ] - Petition to maintain the Trolleybuses !
16.10.17 - A petition has been formally launched to save Wellington's trolleybuses which will be replaced by second-hand dieselbuses from Auckland if there are no changes at the very last moment. ... more
Salzburg [AT] - The longest trolleybus on Trial for 3 month
30.09.17 - Sorry, only German Text available at time! ... more
Praha [CZ] - In search of the most suitable electric bus
30.09.17 - Following the successful completion of a first test phase with the deployment of a type SOR EBN 11 electric bus supplied by the consortium of SOR and Cegelec, more trials on different lines are now planned in the Czech capital. Since the start of the pilot project on 1 September 2015 and until its conclusion in February 2017, the SOR e-bus ran for over 100 000 km. Re-charging the vehicle took place at the terminus through a tram-style pantograph. The prototype bus has been equipped with an all electric drive with electric heating, air conditioning as well as a heat pump. ... more
Wellington [NZ] - Old diesel buses replace Wellington's trolleys!
25.09.17 - The current operator NZ Bus of Wellingtons trolleybuses is bringing 41 older diesel buses in several tranches from Auckland to the capital city, in order to replace the existing fleet of full-electric trolleybuses by the end of October. ... more
Kremenchug [UA] - 40 new trolleybuses expected
25.09.17 - In December 2016, city officials and managers from the local public transport company signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to secure a loan for the renewal of the local trolleybus fleet. A call for tenders was then already published in late 2016, with a supplier being selected in early August 2017. The Ukrainian company Bogdan won the contract to supply 40 new trolleys. 35 of these will be 12m long single units, while 5 will be articulated. ... more
Here you can find the overview of all active and inactive trolleybus-systems world-wide.
Das "TROLLEY" - Video
The TROLLEY movie is another piece of the puzzle of the promotion activities of the "TROLLEY"-project to shape a new and more positive image of trolleybuses in Europe. The movie is based on interviews with local and regional stakeholders, which were performed in the TROLLEY partner cities Salzburg (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic), Eberswalde (Germany), Parma (Italy), Gdynia (Poland) and Szeged (Hungary). The movie highlights advantages of trolleybuses and raises hopes in what could be improved in the future to raise awareness of trolleybuses as smart, clean and green solution for urban public transportation. Watch it on YouTube.