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Sofia [BG] - First New Articulated Trolleybus

K. Budach - 13.01.14


In early December 2013, the first of the 50 articulated trolleybuses ordered by the Sofia transport authority in July 2013 was already being used for testing in Plzen in the Czech Republic. On 18.12.2013 the vehicle reached Bulgaria. The orderis for Škoda Electric Tr 27 with Solaris bodies. The delivery of the 50 trolleybuses, worth around EUR 26.9 million, is to be completed over the next 16 months. The new vehicles will replace approximately the same number of older, high-floor trolleybuses of the type Ikarus/Ganz 280.92T, which have definitely reached the end of their useful service life with around 25 years of service. More than 100 of this type are currently in use in Sofia, some with modified bodywork. In addition, it has 30 Škoda Electric /Solaris 26 Tr from the years 2010 and 2011 in stock.
Information from Braunová Dagmar / www.busportal.cz
Translation: Martin Wright

Photo:
The first completed Škoda Electric / Solaris 27Tr on test in the Czech Republic in December 2013.
Source: Company photo Škoda Electric


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