Bischkek [KG] - Eleven routes remained
J. Lehmann - 06.10.08
Route 14 opened on 31st January linking Mikrorayon Djal with the city centre, and involving 4.2 km. of new wiring. In addition to ZIU trolleybuses build bettween 1984 and 1994, new ZIU-682G numbered in the ränge 501-33. Those vehides noted in September 2006 were 1501-11, 1524-27, 1531-33 and 2512-22, 2528, the first digitof the four figure
fleet number being the depot code. An open-sided trolley-lorry is numbered TG09. The fleet is in good condition, and several extensions have been opened in recent years.
In 1999 the fleet of 217 2IU-682 trolleybuses is split between depot 1 (104 vehides) and depot 2 (113 vehides) and carries fleet numbers in the ranges 0007-13, 1022-135, 1401-99, 2015-140, 2384 and 2411-500. There are routes numbered 1-18, 215 km. of wiring and 18 substations.
In 2008 routes 2, 4, 6-11, 13, 14, 17 are operated by trolleybuses, especiatelly route 4 has strong frequencies with 4-7 minutes.
This message is from the Trolleybus Magazine (No.273, 271 and 224), with the kind permission of the editor, added with informations from http://stts.mosfont.ru/ and http://bishkek-trolleybus.narod.ru. The Trolley Magazine is published every two months and reported worldwide about the trolleybuses, see link.
Photo: Trolleybus 2522, a ZIU-682G from 2001 on 02.08.2008, teken by Maxim Golbrayht (http://bishkek-trolleybus.narod.ru)
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