Duschanbe [TJ] - Six routes reopened
J. Lehmann - 29.12.08
Dushanbe – Tajikistan
The 100 ZIU-682G-016 delivered in 2006 are numbered 000-099, and were the only type of trolleybus found operating in September 2008. A prefix indicates whether the vehide is allocated to depot 1 or depot 2, the first of the series being numbered 2000.
Each depot accommodates fifty trolleybuses. All trolleybuses are in a livery of white and green, although there are at least three different shades of green in use.
The delivery of the new vehicies has enabled the reopening of some routes, and in September, depot 1 was operating routes 1, 9 and 11, whilst depot 2 was responsible for routes 4, 5 and 12. Routes 1 and 4 enjoy a headway of 5-10 minutes throughout the day, the others being less frequent.
The highest numbered trolleybus noted in service was 1053, suggesting that around 45 vehicies are in store, possibly pending the reopening of further routes. Visitors should note that Services in the winter months are often disrupted by power cuts.
This news item has been taken from the Trolleybus Magazine (No.283), with the kind permission of the editor.
"Trolleybus Magazine" is published every two months and reports worldwide about Trolleybuses..
Photo: Peter Haseldine, 09.09.2008
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