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Marianske Lazne [CZ] - Trolleybus in the change

M. Schindler - 10.01.07


Successfully enacted modernisation cure is moved by the city fathers to the trolleybus in Marianske Lazne.
If the small trolleybus company became still in 2002 - on the occasion of 100 birthdays of the electric ÖPNV in this health resort city CZ still questioned - a clear trend change could be caused since 2005. With support of the EU and Czech Republic seven new trolleybuses could be purchased since 2005. With it it is to be given up become possible the mixing company carried out for many years by coaches to a great extent and to take into account the status of a health resort city also in the city transports. 7 new trolleybuses of the type SKODA 24Tr should be complemented in the end of 2007 still with other 2 trolleybuses of this type - then can be renounced both last used cars totally.

The stock now consist of the following trolleybuses:

45 1992 / SKODA 14Tr10-11/6 (originally for SKODA EXPORT built)
49 1993 / SKODA 14Tr10-11/6 (“Krim-Prototype”, 1994 to Marianske Lazne), add deicing car
51 2003 / SKODA 24Tr (Prototype, batterie hepl dirve, 2005 ex demonstrator)
52 2004 / SKODA 24Tr (originally for Zlin, APU)
53-57 2006 / SKODA 24Tr (53, 55 und 56 APU)

Furthermore still exist the 14Tr10-11/6 carriages 48 and 50 without services. The carriage 50 was the first Skoda trolleybus with GTO-thyristors. As "America prototype" was tested the 140-kW electrical system for Dayton/USA. Both carriages should be sold.

All possible services on the 4 trolleybuslines with improved service are now worked by trolleybuses as following:

line 3
on workdays every 20 minutes with 2 trolleybuses
and in peaks up to 12 min tact by 3 trolleybuses
on weekends with 1 trolleybus every 40 minutes

line 5
on workdays every 20 minutes with 2 trolleybuses
and in peaks up to 12 min tact by 3 trolleybuses
on weekends with 1 trolleybus every 40 minutes

line 6 (interurban line)
on weekdays afternoons every 30 minutes with 1 trolleybus - no trolleybus service in the morning and on weekends because of being conected to motorbus lines

line 9
This line is only used with few journeys for service to the line 5.

There is a need of 8 trolleybuses per weekday - on 28.12.2006 there were 49 and 51-57 in service (!).
In city center line 3 and 5 together bring a 10 minutes service on weekdays (in the peaks at 6 minutes) and a 20 minutes service on weekends.

Searches and photo: G. Mackinger, Salzburg & M. Schindler, Berlin





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