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Barnaul [RU] - AKSM-201 trolleybuses under licence

J. Lehmann - 25.05.09


Although the main arteries are served by private buses, the
trolleybus system provides frequent and reliable Service tocertainpartsof the town. A new route to 2007 Mikrorayon via Vzletnaya Ulitsa has opened and is served by route 7 from Shinniy Zavod. A further 1.1 km.
extension of this route to Paviovskiy Tract is partially built but the project is temporary postponed.
The fleet comprised of 2 ZIU 683 (4007-08) articulated, 3 BTZ-52011 (4019, 4022, 4032), 8 BTZ-5276 and several ZIU 682 trolleybuses, some of them have been rebuilt in the workshops SZTM. Trolleybus 4088 (ZIU 682) is used as a canteen.
The undertaking has commenced assembling AKSM-201 trolleybuses under licence. The first completed example entered service in April
2007, with fleet number 4122. At least four more folowed in 2007 ( 4123-26) and 3 in 2008 (4127-29).

This news is taken from the Trolleybus Magazine, with the kind permission of the editor, added with informations from http://stts.mosfont.ru/ and http://trollcity.narod.ru/. The Trolleybus Magazine is published every two months and reports worldwide about the trolleybuses.

Foto: Trolleybus 4123, taken by Tobias B. Köhler, 09.08.2008


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