by Alexandra Scharzenberger
program download From 20 – 22 May, the international conference Metropolitan Solutions will take place in Berlin. Based on the general theme of smart cities, this year’s focus is dedicated to “technology and services for cities”. The conference will bring together political decision-makers, urban planners, architects and representatives of public service companies. As such, the gathering will be the ideal platform to analyze contemporary urban growth patterns and evaluate modern trends in infrastructure development.An integral part of the conference will be the so-called Metropolitan Academy, where trolley:motion will host a free workshop with 3 main components. The workshop will actually be based on the findings of the 4th International E-Bus Conference from November 2014 and will therefore provide all participants with the latest...
Dear participants and colleagues, Two exciting conference days in Hamburg have now already concluded. While it will still take some time for all of the highlighted e-bus systems to deliver concrete results with regards to deployment patterns, operating economics and ecological balance, it is clear that there has already been significant technological progress during the past two years and the extensive interest in our conference proves this. Konferenzseite
von Jürgen Lehmann
St. Etienne [FR] - 22 new trolleybuses on order
21.01.19 - Solaris Bus & Coach begins 2019 with very good information from the French market. For the first time in its history, the company won a contract for the supply of trolleybuses in this country. In accordance with the terms of the tender, Solaris will deliver a total of 22 trolleybuses to Saint-Etienne between 2019 and 2022. The value of the contract is over EUR 17 million. ... more
Baoding [CN] - Opening of a totally new system in China!
29.12.18 - On December 29, 2018, the first two lines of the new 3-route trolleybus system in Baoding, China, started revenue service. 18 Foton articulated vehicles and 17 Yutong solo vehicles will be available in the next few months, although only the Yutong cars are operational today. Therefore only the two lines 902 and 903 started operation on the first day: Line 902 from Qing-yuan Transport Center to the "High Tech Industrial Park" and Line 903 from there to the Da-wang-dian Transport Center. Future line 901 runs from Qing-yuan to Da-wang-dian. 20-30% of every line is operated without overhead in ... more
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
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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.