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Opava [CZ] - Tender for Seven Trolleybuses

J. Lehmann - 09.12.13

On 11.26.2013 the Mestsky dopravní podnik Opava published a tender for the supply of seven new low-floor trolleybuses. These should be financed by EU funding from the project "Regional Operational Programme NUTS II Moravia-Silesia".

The seven new vehicles will serve to restock the fleet to 42 units after a fire in the depot destroyed seven trolleybuses (Škoda 14Tr 77, 81, and Solaris 89 , 90, 96, 98 and 99). All of the other trolleybuses, which were hit hard by the resulting soot, are back in regular service, except for no 88.
Translation: Martin Wright

Photo: One of the burnt trolleybuses was the Solaris Trollino 12 AC no. 99, which was produced in 2006 for Sofia and was taken over by Opava in December 2007. Photographer: Martin, 2.11.2011

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