Dudley, Pilsen also has a tram system. The Trolleybus system is only the
second tier of the city's public transport. Pilsen has a population close
to that of Townsville, about 180,000 but it's a major industrial city and,
with the European pattern of high public transport use, it's not surprising
that there's a intensely-used public transport system.
On Sunday, 2 January 2022 at 15:20:53 UTC+11transit...@...
> This is the sort of populated area suited to trolleybuses. Trams for
> cities where there are large numbers of people.
> On 1/01/2022 11:26 am, TP wrote:
> The present - a rather evocative photo of a 27Tr on Line 11, Pilsen -
> except that there's no "Line" on this stretch.
> Tony P
> On Saturday, 1 January 2022 at 11:15:22 UTC+11 TP wrote:
>> An historical lineup in chronological order of sixty years of
>> trolleybuses serving Pilsen, 1940-2020, in front of a municipal house and
>> taken from the main railway station. The overhead wires in this historical
>> city don't appear to be the problem that is made of them elsewhere. I don't
>> recall noticing them except at junctions and crossings where they are
>> rather untidy, but Pilsen is now buying in-motion charging trolleybuses
>> that no longer need a complete array of wires and have considerable range
>> Over 14,000 trolleybuses have been manufactured at Škoda Pilsen and
>> exported around the world, the second largest trolleybus manufacturer in
>> the world after one in USSR, now defunct, so now the largest in Europe. On
>> that note, the formerly largest trolleybus system in the world, in Moscow,
>> has recently been closed and replaced by a fleet of battery-electric buses.
>> We'll see how that goes. The performance metrics of a modern trolleybus are
>> superior to those of a battery (or fuel cell) electric bus, notably in
>> respect of virtual 24 hour availability and lower weight, hence greater
>> passenger capacity and lower power consumption. The transport world is
>> afflicted by an irrational madness today.
>> Tony P
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