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Balti [MD] - trolleybuses from Belarus ordered

J. Lehmann - 15.09.08

The three Belkommunmash trolleybuses are numbered 155 - 157 followed by threei VMZ-5298.00 (VMZ-375) with the numbers 158-160. This year 10 new Belkommunmash trolleybuses were expected.
A proposed extension beyond Mikrorayon Oktyabrskiy has not been built and the network continues to consist of routes 1 (Aeroport - Molodovo), 2 (Vokzal - Mikrorayon Oktyabrskiy) and 3 (Avtovokzal - Myasokombinat). A visitor in July 2002 noted that all journeys on route 3 were extended beyond Avtovokzal via the wires of route 1 to Aeroport. Two ZIU-683 trolleybuses (150/1) have been rebuilt as two-axle vehicies. The ZIU-682 fleet is numbered in the ränge 74-153 and 90 (built in 1975/6) is probably the oldest of its type in Service in the former Soviet Union. The fleet is supported by an unnumbered technical
assistance vehide.

This message is from the Trolleybus Magazine, with the kind permission of the editor, added with informations from The Trolley Magazine is published every two months and reported worldwide about the trolleybuses.

AKSM-20101 No 156 build 2006 at the terminus of route 2, teken by Aleksey Vorobev (, 01.05.07

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