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Bologna [IT] - New Crealis trolleys in service

J. Lehmann - 23.02.16


Following a 10 month block due to construction work, Via Ugo Bassi was re-opened for public bus services on 1 December 2015. Since then, the trolleybus lines 13 and 14 have been able to run again on their regular routes. In early February 2016, the first new Crealis/Skoda articulated trolleys entered revenue service, followed by the squadron introduction of four Irisbus articulated units on line 13 a few days later. According to reports in the local press, Nr. 1107 suffered a breakdown early on, although the problem was comparatively minor with only a plastic component on one of the vehicle doors requiring replacement. As such, the trolley was back in service the next day. The new Crealis trolleybuses, which are fitted with a centrally located driver's seat and an automated guidance system, will replace the 49 older Civis units.



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From June to December 2015, the new Bologna trolleybuses completed their extensive testing and commissioning program. This photo shows unit 1103 on one such trial run. Photo source: http://www.cityrailways.net/


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