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by Alexandra Scharzenberger
26.04.2017

Neue Emailadressen für trolleymotion

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, bitte beachten Sie unsere neuen Emailadressen: DI Daniel Steiner: steiner@trolleymotion.eu DWI Arnulf Schuchmann: schuchmann@trolleymotion.eu Alexandra Scharzenberger: scharzenberger@trolleymotion.eu DI Jürgen Lehmann: lehmann@trolleymotion.eu Dr. Dirk Budach: budach@trolleymotion.eu Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus: backhaus@trolleymotion.eu [more]


05.04.2017

White Paper: Stand und Entwicklungstendenzen bei elektrisch betriebenen Linienbussen

Die Welt der elektrischen Bussysteme ist in Bewegung, mehr denn je. Neue Entwicklungen, wie die Ladung von Batteriebussen während der Fahrt, treffen auf schon bestehende Lösungsansätze mit punktuellen Ladesystemen. Bisher setzte sich keine Standardlösung für elektrische Busse durch, wie das bei Bussystemen mit Verbrennungsmotoren seit langem der Fall ist. Ein wichtiger Grund hierfür ist, dass elektrischer Verkehr – ganz gleich ob mit Fahrleitung, Batterien oder Brennstoffzellen - immer eine umfangreiche Infrastruktur erfordert, deren Errichtung und Betrieb wirtschaftlich sein müssen. Vorschau White Paper  Das White Paper wurde in Zusammenarbeit von trolley.motion und der Technischen Universität Dresden, Elektrische Bahnen erstellt. Gerne können Sie es unter scharzenberger@trolleymotion.eu bestellen![more]


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City-News 

von Jürgen Lehmann 

Lausanne [CH] - Tender for wiring for the prolongment of route 9

22.10.18 - Sorry, only German Text available at time! ... more

Kaunas [LT] - 85 new trolleys ordered after long tender process

15.10.18 - In early October the local bus operator UAB Kauno Autobusai signed a contract with Solaris for the delivery of 85 new trolleybuses. The deal is valued at EUR 30 million. These Trollino 12 vehicles will feature the manufacturer's distinctive type IV body shell. The single units will have a total capacity for 85 passengers, including 27 seated. The entire delivery process is expected to take 15 months and will enable the withdrawal of older Skoda 14Tr high-floor trolleys. Some of these are almost 25 years old now. Currently, the Kaunas fleet still consists of 92 Skoda 14Tr. These are ... more

Abakan [RU] - New low-floor battery trolleys enable network extension

15.10.18 - In early August 2018, the Russian company Transalpha delivered the first type VMZ-5298.01 low-floor trolleybus to Abakan. A total of 5 such vehicles have been ordered. The single units have auxiliary battery packs weighing almost 3 tons and allowing up to 20 km of off-wire range extension. The batteries are fitted near the rear axle. The total procurement expense for this mini-fleet is 58 million RUB. At current conversion rates that is roughly 750 000 EUR and thus equates to a per unit price of about 150 000 EUR. 50% of the procurement is being funded by the Republic of Khakassia, with the ... more

Luzern [CH] - First catenary mast placed for line 1 extension

07.10.18 - On 1 October 2018 a groundbreaking ceremony took place for the extension of trolleybus line 1 to Ebikon-Fildern and the future terminus at the new Mall of Switzerland. Representatives from the local communes as well as Canton Lucerne participated by placing the first catenary mast in the middle of the traffic rotary at Schachenweid. Not all town politicians were present though, as representatives from the political parties FDP, CVP and SVP protested the use of power lines for this infrastructure project. They voiced their concerns about aesthetics and traffic management in a letter to the ... more

Rimini [IT] - 9 new VanHool trolleys on order

07.10.18 - In July 2017 the local public transport operator secured funding worth 10.4 million EUR to acquire new trolleybuses for the coastal network on the Adriatic. By late 2017, negotiations had been successfully completed and orders placed with the Belgian bus builder VanHool. Delivery of the articulated vehicles is now expected to commence in summer 2019, at the same time as the identical trolleys for Montreux will be supplied. In order to accelerate the certification procedure in Italy, a prototype will first complete trials and allow for the examination and approval of all new vehicle components. ... more

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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.

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