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Astrakhan [RU] - Expansion Planning

J. Lehmann - 30.03.08

A document, developed by the staff of Volgograd Architectural University, will be considered in the near future at a meeting of city council. It proposed 12 new trolley routes. Total for 2011, it plans to build more than 57 km new trolley lines. Now the trolleybus fleet consists of 38 units. More trolleybuses should garant a five-minute interval, and therefore it will be necessary to purchase another 85 vehicles.

At this time regular trolleybus-service ist only on routes 1, 2, 4 and 22. The fleet concainted mainly ZIU682, serveral newer trolleybuses are purchaised by VZTM (Nr. 075-086)

photo: new trolleybuses 086 and 083, in the background a ZIU 682 - taken by Vladislav Prudnikov (