Re: Re: Sixty years of trolleybuses, Pilsen

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.

Tony P

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.


> Regards


> Dudley

> 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

>> off-wire.


>> 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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