All Trolleybus articles

  • ba-sarajevo tram
    Metro Report International

    Sarajevo tram and trolleybus investment to cut congestion and pollution


    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The European Investment Bank has signed a €40m loan ‘on the most favourable terms’ to support the modernisation and extension of Sarajevo’s tram and trolleybus networks. This will include renovating infrastructure on the 19·5 km tramway, re-establishing trolleybus infrastructure within existing alignments, and ...

  • Moscow trolleybus (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    Moscow ends trolleybus operation


    RUSSIA: Moscow’s last six trolleybus services have ended, with five routes switching to diesel operation on August 25 and one route to battery buses. The city’s first trolleybus ran in November 1933, with the system reaching 80 routes totalling 1 300 km operated by 1 700 vehicles ...

  • cz Praha trolleybus (Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Praha backs bus electrification plan


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city council has approved proposals to electrify the most congested bus routes. The plan has been put forward by operator DP Praha with the aim of meeting national and EU commitments to transition towards zero or low emission transport. Projects to be undertaken in ...

  • lv-riga-hydrogen
    Metro Report International

    Trolleybuses switch to fuel-cell operation


    LATVIA: Commissioning of a hydrogen refueling point in early March enabled Riga operator Rīgas Satiksme to begin operating its fleet of 10 Solaris Trollino trolleybuses on fuel-cell power from March 24. Together with diesel trolley hybrids, they have allowed conversion of bus Route 40, the city’s second ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport news round-up


    EBRD intends to appoint a consultancy to undertake a feasibility study to determine the scope and viability of plans to modernise the Almaty trolleybus network. The city envisages the acquisition of 200 hybrid trolleybuses to replacing the existing deteriorating fleet, provide vehicles for new routes should it ...

  • ba-sarajevo tram
    Metro Report International

    EBRD finances Sarajevo transport modernisation


    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5. A €20m loan will be used to modernise the 19·5 km tramway, which EBRD said has had no major improvements in decades. This will ...

  • ro- cluj-napoca trolleybuses solaris trollino 18
    Metro Report International

    Cluj-Napoca trolleybuses enter service


    ROMANIA: Compania de Transport Public Cluj-Napoca put 25 Solaris Bus & Coach trolleybuses into revenue service on February 4. A further 25 of the Trollino 18 trolleybuses have been delivered under the 115m złoty contract. These are currently awaiting registration ahead of the opening of three trolleybus ...

  • Trolleybus
    Metro Report International

    EBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation


    TAJIKISTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has allocated US$8m for the repair and upgrading of traction substations, feeder cable network and the overhead electrification equipment on the Dushanbe trolleybus network. The financing package comprises a US$5·2m state-backed loan and a US$2·8m grant. The capital’s seven ...

  • Poltava trolleybus
    Metro Report International

    EBRD urban transport programme finances Poltava trolleybus order


    UKRAINE: Poltava transport operator Poltavaelectroavtotrans has awarded Bogdan Motors an €8m contract to supply 40 trolleybuses by the end of 2020, financed using the first loan to be finalised under the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development’s €250m Ukraine Public Transport Framework II programme. The EBRD programme ...