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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 and 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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