List of trolleybus systems

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Brisbane in Australia had a trolleybus system from 1951 until 1969.

This is a list of cities where trolleybuses operate, or operated in the past, as part of the public transport system. The original list has been divided to improve user-friendliness and to reduce article size. Separate lists—separate articles in Wikipedia—have been made for the following countries:

  • Europe (Note: countries not listed here are included in this article; see Contents table below)

This page also provides references and links for all parts of the list.

Contents

Africa[edit]

 Algeria[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  el-Jazair ولاية الجزائر /Algiers -

1934

-

1974

Construction started 1914, not completed.

-

  Qusantînah قسنطينة /Constantine -

1921

-

1963 (?)

Construction started 1914, not completed.

-

  Wahran وهران /Oran 17 May 1939 1969 (?)  

 Egypt[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  el-Qāhirah القاهرة /Cairo 1950 22 October 1981  

 Morocco[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʼ الدار البيضاء /Casablanca 1932 May 1972  
  Tétouan تطوان /Tetouan Apr 1950 Nov 1975 Suburban line to Martil.

 South Africa[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bloemfontein 16 December 1915 Oct 1937  
  Boksburg 25 March 1914 10 October 1925  
  Cape Town 1930

21 December 1935

-

28 February 1964

Demonstration

See also Trolleybuses in Cape Town.

  Durban 24 February 1935 11 April 1968 See also Trolleybuses in Durban.
  Germiston 19 August 1914 1918  
  Johannesburg 1930

26 August 1936

-

10 January 1986

Demonstration.

See also Trolleybuses in Johannesburg.

  Pretoria 1 July 1939 21 February 1972 See also Trolleybuses in Pretoria.

 Tunisia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Tūnis تونس /Tunis 1945 1970  

Asia[edit]

 Afghanistan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Kabul کابل Feb 1979 1993 Closed because of war damage. Reopening was planned (2003),[1][2] but never came to fruition.

 Armenia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Gyumri Գյումրի 29 November 1962 Autumn? winter? 2005  
  Yerevan Երեւան 15 August 1949   See Trolleybuses in Yerevan.

 Azerbaijan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bakı /Baku 5 December 1941 30 June 2006 See also Trolleybuses in Baku.
  Gəncə /Ganja 1 May 1955 Autumn? 2004 See also Trolleybuses in Ganja, Azerbaijan.
  Mingaçevir /Mingachevir 15 April 1989 31 March 2006 See also Trolleybuses in Mingachevir.
  Nakhchivan (city) 3 November 1986 April 2004[3] See also Trolleybuses in Nakhchivan (city).
  Sumqayıt /Sumqayit 28 April 1961 31 December 2005 See also Trolleybuses in Sumqayit.

 China[edit]

Trolleybus sign in China
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ānshān 鞍山 /Anshan 1 January 1975 1 July 2000  
  Běijīng 北京 /Beijing 26 February 1957   See Beijing Tram and Trolleybus.
  Běnxī 本溪 /Benxi 1 July 1960 1 May 1998  
  Chángchūn 长春 /Changchun 1 July 1960 1 May 2001  
  Chéngdū 成都 /Chengdu 1 January 1962 10 January 1996  
  Chóngqìng 重庆 /Chongqing 24 December 1955 23 May 2004  
  Dàlián 大连 /Dalian 1 October 1960    
  Fúzhōu 福州 /Fuzhou 28 September 1983 14 March 2001  
  Guǎngzhōu 广州 /Guangzhou 30 September 1960    
  Hángzhōu 杭州 /Hangzhou 26 April 1961    
  Hā'ěrbīn 哈尔滨 /Harbin 31 December 1958 26 June 2008  
  Jílín 吉林 /Jilin 1 October 1960 2000  
  Jǐnán 济南 /Jinan 1 January 1977   See Trolleybuses in Jinan.
  Lánzhōu 兰州 /Lanzhou 1 January 1959 6 May 2008  
  Luòyáng 洛阳 /Luoyang 1 October 1984    
  Nánchāng 南昌 /Nanchang 1 July 1971[4] 20 June 2009  
  Nánjīng 南京 /Nanjing 1 August 1960 10 January 1996  
  Qīngdǎo 青岛 /Qingdao 21 October 1960    
  Qíqíhā'ěr 齐齐哈尔 /Qiqihar 16 February 1959 14 March 2002  
  Shànghǎi 上海 /Shanghai 15 November 1914   See Trolleybuses in Shanghai.
  Shěnyáng 沈阳 /Shenyang 1 November 1951 20 June 1999  
  Tàiyuán 太原 /Taiyuan 1 May 1960    
  Tiānjīn 天津 /Tianjin 1 July 1951 15 July 1995  
  Tiānshuǐ 天水 /Tianshui 10 July 1958 1961  
Wuhan City Trolleybus Company Wǔhàn 武汉 /Wuhan 20 September 1958   Municipally owned system
Wuhan Iron and Steel Company (Wugang) Wuhan Iron and Steel factory and nearby areas, in northeast Wuhan 1 October 1962 2006[5] System was separate from the city's principal, publicly owned trolleybus system and was owned by the Wuhan Iron and Steel Company[6][5]
  Xī'ān 西安 /Xi'an 1 October 1959 14 January 2009  
  Zhèngzhōu 郑州 /Zhengzhou 1 May 1979 15 January 2010  

 Georgia[edit]

Škoda 14Tr trolleybus in Tbilisi
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Batumi ბათუმი 6 November 1978 2005? Included two interurban lines to Makhinjauri and Khelvachauri.
  Chiatura ჭიათურა 7 November 1967 Summer? 2008 Interurban line to Sachkhere საჩხერე.
  Gori გორი 1 May 1972 24 March 2010 Included interurban line to Tiniskhidi village.
  (Kobuleti ქობულეთი)     see note.
  Kutaisi ქუთაისი 11 September 1949 25 July 2009 Service suspended 14 January 2007 - November 2007
  Ozurgeti ოზურგეთი 28 November 1980 June 2006 Included interurban line to Dvabzu village.
  Poti ფოთი 9 May 1981 December 2004 Included interurban line to Maltakva village.
  Rustavi რუსთავი 16 February 1971 24 September 2009 Service suspended in 2000
  Samtredia სამტრედია 28 August 1982 2000? Included interurban line to Kulashi village.
  Sokhumi სოხუმი 3 January 1968   Service suspended August 1992 - 1995
  Tbilisi თბილისი 21 April 1937 4 December 2006 [7]
  Tskhinvali ცხინვალი 25 June 1982 11(?) December 1990  
  (Zestaponi ზესტაფონი)     Construction started 1990 - 1991, not completed.
  Zugdidi ზუგდიდი 25 February 1986 July 2009 Service suspended 1992 - 1995
  • Note for Kobuleti ქობულეთი: Construction started 1990 - 1991 of interurban line to Makhinjauri (terminus of a line from Batumi ბათუმი), not completed.

 India[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Delhi दिल्ली 1935 1962  
  Mumbai मुंबई 11 June 1962 24 March 1971  
  • Note: In Kolkata কলকাতা (Calcutta), trial operation with a single trolleybus on a short test line took place in 1977.

 Iran[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Tehran تهران 14 September 1992   See Trolleybuses in Tehran.

 Japan[edit]

Trolleybus on tunnel line in Tateyama
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Shin-Hanayashiki Onsen-tochi
(新花屋敷温泉土地)
Hanayashiki (花屋敷) 1 August 1928 April 1932 Hanayashiki is part of Kawanishi, Hyogo
[8]
Kawasaki-shiei Trolleybus
(川崎市営トロリーバス)
Kawasaki 1 March 1951 30 April 1964 [9]
Kanden Tunnel Trolleybus Ōgizawa StationKurobe Dam 1 August 1964   See note.
Tateyama Tunnel Trolleybus DaikanbōMurodō 23 April 1996   See note.
Kyōto-shiei Trolleybus
(京都市営トロリーバス)
Kyoto 1 April 1932 30 September 1969 [8]
Nagoya-shiei Trolleybus
(名古屋市営トロリーバス)
Nagoya 10 May 1943 15 January 1951 [9]
Ōsaka-shiei Trolleybus
(大阪市営トロリーバス)
Osaka 1 September 1953 14 June 1970 [8]
Toei Trolleybus
(都営トロリーバス)
Tokyo 20 May 1952 28 September 1968 [9]
Yokohama-shiei Trolleybus
(横浜市営トロリーバス)
Yokohama 16 July 1959 31 March 1972 [9]

Notes for the two tunnel trolleybus lines:

Both lines are part of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. This passes through Chūbu-Sangaku National Park (also known in English as "Japan Alps National Park").

 Kazakhstan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Aqtöbe 11 August 1982 August(?) 2013 Service suspended February till 12 June 2013.
  Almaty 20 April 1944    
  Astana 18 January 1983 30 September 2008  
  Atyrau 4 September 1996 29 April 1999  
  Novaya Bukhtarma Dec 1974 1980  
  Petropavl 20 November 1971 01 June 2014  
  Karaganda 30 May 1967 20 April 2010  
  Qostanay 2 January 1990 2005? Reported as closed during 2005;[10] not known whether closure is permanent.
  Shymkent 11 January 1969 October 2005 Some operation reported during 2005, none during 2006.[10]
  Taraz 10 April 1980 End of 2013 Service suspended from End of 2013. Officially service not closed.

 Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bishkek 13 January 1951    
  Naryn 13 December 1994   Service suspends every summer, June till September.
  Osh 1 November 1977    

 Malaysia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  George Town 1925 July 1961 See Trolleybuses in George Town, Penang.

 Mongolia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ulaγan Baγatar / Улаанбаатар /Ulaanbaatar 29 October 1987    

 Myanmar[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Yangon ရန္‌ကုန္‌မ္ရို့ 17 August 1936 by 1942  

   Nepal[edit]

Trolleybus in Kathmandu in 1993
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Kathmandu काठमाडौं 28 December 1975 November 2008[11] Service suspended 19 December 2001 – 1 September 2003. See Trolleybuses in Kathmandu.

 North Korea[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Anju 안주 (安州)     Opened between 1986 and 1990, perhaps 1989. Assumed route
  Ch'ŏngjin 청진 (淸津) 20 October 1970    
  Haeju 해주 (海州) Apr 1986    
  Hamhŭng 함흥 (咸興) Apr 1976 (?)   Three branches. Assumed routes
  Kanggye 강계 (江界) 17 April 1992   A single trolleybus line via a riverbank. Assumed route
  Kapsan 갑산 (甲山) 12 October 1994    
  Kimch'aek 김책 (金策) 17 May 1985    
  Kimkol 10 April 1986   Connects Kimkol railway station with coal mine at Markyn, South Pyong'an Province, exact location unknown.
  Kowŏn 고원 (高原) Jul 1979    
  Nampho 남포 (南浦)   From a video filmed in Nampho in September 2013, there is clear evidence that the system is still in operation. [12]
  P'yŏngsŏng 평성 (平城) 4(?) Aug 1983   A single line. Assumed route
  P'yŏngyang 평양 (平壤) 30 April 1962   See Trolleybuses in Pyongyang.
  Sangwŏn 상원 (祥原) 29(?) March 1995   Connects residential district to cement works. Sangwŏn-gun is part of Pyongyang city.
  Ryongdae 10 June 1993   Connects Ryongdae railway station with coal mine, South Pyong'an Province.
  Ryongdung 4 November 1983   Connects Ryongdung railway station with coal mine, North Pyong'an Province.
  Sangnong-Ni 1993   Connects local town with coal mine. Assumed route
  Sariwon 리원 (沙里院)   Unknown if the system is still in operation as of May 2011 (?) As of May 2011 operation looked abandoned. There is a photo of an Ikarus trolleybus in Sariwon from the internet that was uploaded on 7th September, 2011. However, the photo cannot give any answers of whether the system is still in operation as the trolley poles of the trolleybus was not attaching to the trolley wires.[13] Assumed route
  Sinŭiju 신의주 (新義州)     Opened between 1977 and 1980, perhaps 1978.
  Sunch'ŏn 순천 (順天)     Opened between 1986 and 1990, perhaps 1989.
  Tŏkch'ŏn 덕천 (德川) 27 April 1990    
  Unhŭng 운흥 (雲興) Aug 1988   Ryanggang Province.
  Wŏnsan 원산 (元山) 8 September 1988   A single line via city's main thoroughfare. Assumed route
  • Note: It is speculated that other trolleybus systems are located at:[citation needed]

Confirmation is lacking (Tarkhov and Merzlov).

 Philippines[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Manila Feb 1929 Dec 1941  

 Saudi Arabia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Riyadh 23 April 2013[14]   System in the campus of the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.[14]

 Singapore[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Singapore 14 August 1926 15 December 1962 See also Trolleybuses in Singapore.

 Sri Lanka[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Colombo Colombo sinhala.jpg 22 July 1953 1 December 1964  

 Tajikistan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Dushanbe / Душанбе 2 May 1955   See Trolleybuses in Dushanbe.
  Khujand / Хуҷанд / Khodzhent 3 November 1970 September 2010 Service suspended 15 May 2008 - 17 August 2009. Since ~2006 service extremely unstable due to power outages. Officially service closed in April 2013.

 Turkey[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ankara 1946 1981  
İstanbul Elektrik Tramvay ve Tünel İşletmeleri Genel Müdürlüğü Istanbul 27 May 1961 16 July 1984 Trolleybuses operated only on European side.[15]
  İzmir July 1954 Sep 1992 See Trolleybuses in Izmir.
  Malatya     New system under construction (2013).[16]

 Turkmenistan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Aşgabat /Ashgabat 19 October 1964 1 January 2012 See Trolleybuses in Ashgabat.

 Uzbekistan[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Andijon /Andijan 30 April 1970 June 2002  
  Buxoro /Bukhara 1 December 1987 September 2005[17]  
  Buxoro - Kagan     Reported as complete but not yet open (Trolleybus Magazine).
  Jizzax /Jizzakh 26 August 1997 3 January 2010  
  Farg'ona /Ferghana 23 February 1971 July 2003 Service suspended 1999 - March 2002.
  Farg'ona /Ferghana - Margilan 1971 1999?  
  Namangan 4 April 1973 3 January 2010 In service ~2001? - 2010 only interurban line (see below)
  Namangan - Turaqorgon / Turakurgan ~2001? 3 January 2010 Construction started in 1996
  Nuqus /Nukus 14 December 1991 July 2007  
  Olmaliq /Almalyk 20 December 1967 February 2009 Service closed after serious accident at the electro substation. Service also worked in May 2009 (3 days, after was 2nd serious accident).
  Samarqand /Samarkand 20 December 1957 Summer? 2005  
  Toshkent /Tashkent 7 November 1947 30 April 2010  
  Urganch /Urgench - Xiva / Khiva 20 October 1997   See Trolleybuses in Urgench.

 Vietnam[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Hà Nội (河内) /Hanoi 15 December 1986 15 Julу 1993  

Europe[edit]

 Austria[edit]

Trolleybus in Salzburg
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Gmünd     see České Velenice Czech Republic
  Graz 1 October 1941 29 June 1967  
  Innsbruck 8 April 1944

17 December 1988

29 February 1976

25 February 2007

.[18]
  Judenburg 10 December 1910 1914  
  Kapfenberg 1 July 1944 31 March 2002 System included line extending to Bruck an der Mur.
  Klagenfurt 1 August 1944 16 April 1963  
  Klosterneuburg 22 May 1908 Dec 1919 Connected Klosterneuburg and Weidling railway station.
  Leoben 1 March 1949 13 July 1973  
  Liesing 17 July 1909 1917 Connected Liesing and Kalksburg. Liesing and Kalksburg are now part of Wien.
  Linz 15 May 1944    
  Salzburg 1 October 1940   See Trolleybuses in Salzburg.
  Wien /Vienna:      
  ♦ Pötzleinsdorf - Salmannsdorf 14 October 1908 30 October 1938  
  ♦ Währinger Gürtel - Salmannsdorf 9 October 1946 3 December 1958  

Goods (freight) line (trolleytruck):

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Sankt Lambrecht 16 November 1945 21 April 1951 Limited passenger service operated [1].

 Belarus[edit]

MAZ-103t trolleybus in Minsk
Further information: Trolleybuses in Belarus
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Babrujsk / Bobruysk (Babruysk / Bobruysk) 30 August 1978    
  Брэст / Брест (Brest) 20 April 1981   See Trolleybuses in Brest, Belarus.
  Гомель (Homyel / Gomel) 20 May 1962    
  Гродна / Гродно (Hrodna / Grodno) 5 November 1974    
  Магілёў / Могилёв (Mahilyow / Mogilev) 19 January 1970    
  Мiнск / Минск (Minsk) 19 September 1952   The 2'nd network in world (after Moskow)
  Віцебск / Витебск (Vitsyebsk / Vitebsk) 1 September 1978    
  • Note: Plans were announced in 2001 for new systems in:

Баранавiчы / Барановичи (Baranavichy / Baranovichi)

Барысаў / Borisov (Barysaw / Borisov)

Ліда / Лида (Lida)

Маладзечна / Молодечно (Maladzechna / Molodechno)

Наваполацк / Новополоцк (Navapolatsk / Novopolotsk)

Орша (Orsha)

Пінск / Пинск (Punsk)

Полацк / Полоцк (Polatsk / Polotsk)

Салігорск / Солигорск (Salihorsk / Soligorsk)

(Trolleybus Magazine)

 Belgium (by province)[edit]

Trolleybus in Ghent

 Antwerpen (Antwerp)[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Antwerpen (Anvers) /Antwerp 14 August 1929 31 March 1964  

 Brussels[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bruxelles / Brussel / Brussels 18 April 1939 15 February 1964  

 Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders)[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Gent /Ghent 24 March 1989 14 June 2009 Operation suspended 9 April 2004 – 17 October 2005.

 Liège[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Liège 31 July 1930 9 November 1971  
RELSE ♦ Liège - Seraing 15 May 1936 31 August 1964 This system operated a unique group of double-ended trolleybuses with driving positions at both ends.[19]

 Bosnia-Herzegovina[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
GRAS Sarajevo Sarajevo 23 November 1984   Operation suspended April 1992 - 27 November 1995 because of war.

 Bulgaria[edit]

Škoda trolleybus in Varna
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  (Blagoevgrad / Благоевград)     Construction started during the late 1980s, not completed.
  Burgas / Бургас 25 September 1989   See also Trolleybuses in Burgas.
  Dobrich / Добрич 1988 1 July 2014  
  Gabrovo / Габрово 1987    
  Haskovo / Хасково 1993    
  Kazanlak / Казанлък 1987 11 January 1999  
  Pazardzhik / Пазарджик 1 June 1993    
  Pernik / Перник Jul 1987    
  Pleven / Плевен Jul 1985    
  Plovdiv / Пловдив Dec 1955 Oct 2012 See also Trolleybuses in Plovdiv.
  Rousse (Ruse) / Русе 9 September 1988   See also Trolleybuses in Ruse.
  (Shumen / Шумен)     Construction started during the late 1980s, not completed.
  Sliven / Сливен 24 May 1986    
  Sofia / София 14 February 1941

1 May 1948

9 September 1944

-

See also Trolleybuses in Sofia.
  Stara Zagora / Стара Загора Sep 1988   See also Trolleybuses in Stara Zagora.
  Varna / Варна 1 January 1986   See also Trolleybuses in Varna.
  Veliko Tarnovo / Велико Търново Sep 1988 Apr 2009  
  (Vidin / Видин)   Project started in the 1980s, but not finished.
  Vratsa / Враца Sep 1988    
  (Yambol/Ямбол)     Construction started during the late 1980s, not completed.

 Croatia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Rijeka 27 October 1951 16 August 1969  
  Split 1944 1972  

 Czech Republic[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Brno 30 July 1949    
  České Budějovice 1909 1914 First of three systems.
28 October 1948 24 April 1971  
2 May 1991    
  České Velenice 16 July 1907 14 July 1916  
  Chomutov - Jirkov 1 September 1995    
  Děčín 6 January 1950 14 December 1973  
  Hradec Králové 2 May 1949    
  Jihlava 19 December 1948    
  Mariánské Lázně 27 April 1952   One of the smallest trolleybus systems in the world, the smallest trolleybus system in the Czech Republic.[20]
  Most, and Most - Litvínov 1948 31 January 1959  
  ♦ Litvínov 6 December 1946 31 January 1959  
  Opava 24 August 1952    
  Ostrava 9 May 1952    
  Pardubice 20 January 1952    
  Plzeň 9 April 1941    
  Praha /Prague 29 August 1936 15 October 1972  
  Teplice 1 May 1952    
  Ústí nad Labem 1 July 1988    
  Zlín - Otrokovice 27 January 1944    

 Denmark[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
KS København /Copenhagen 21 May 1938

2 August 1993

15 October 1963

Oct 1998

Also 1902 demonstration.[21][22]
NESA Hellerup, København 1 February 1927 17 October 1971  
OS Odense 8 August 1939 19 November 1959 [23]

 Estonia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Tallinna Trammi- ja Trollibussikoondis (TTTK) Tallinn 6 July 1965   [24]
  Tartu 1936 1936 Demonstration/test line.[25]

 Finland[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Helsinki /Helsingfors 5 February 1949

7 April 1979

14 June 1974

30 October 1985

[26][27]
  Tampere /Tammerfors 8 December 1948 15 May 1976 [28]

 France[edit]

 Germany[edit]

 Greece[edit]

Preserved vintage FIAT trolleybus in Piraeus
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
ILPAP Athens 27 December 1953    
ILPAP Piraeus 1948[6]   Service connection with Athens network built 1988. Piraeus system now operated as part of Athens system.

 Hungary[edit]

Ziu-9 trolleybuses in Debrecen
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Budapest 16 December 1933

21 December 1949

21 September 1944

-

 
  Debrecen 2 July 1985    
  Szeged 1 May 1979    

 Italy[edit]

 Latvia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Rīga 6 November 1947   See Rīgas Satiksme.[29]

 Lithuania[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Autrolis Kaunas 31 December 1965   [6][30]
Vilniaus troleibusai Vilnius 27 November 1956   [6][31] See Trolleybuses in Vilnius.

 Moldova[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bălţi /Balti 12 June 1972    
  Chişinău /Chisinau 12 October 1949   See Trolleybuses in Chișinău
  Solonceni 1 May 1992 3 January 1994 2.9-km line connecting residential area of Solonceni village to administrative and employment centers.[32]
  Tighina / Тигина (Russian: Bendery / Бендеры) 1996    
  Tiraspol 1 November 1967    
  ♦ Tiraspol - Tighina 19 June 1993    

 The Netherlands[edit]

 Gelderland[edit]

Trolleybus in Arnhem
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Arnhem 5 September 1949   See Trolleybuses in Arnhem.
  Nijmegen 9 July 1952 29 March 1969  

 Groningen[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Groningen 27 June 1927 9 November 1965  

 Zuid-Holland (South Holland)[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  (Rotterdam)     see note.
  • Note for Rotterdam: Trolleybus overhead installed in the Maas tunnel in 1941, on instructions from German military authorities. Not used.

 Norway[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Tide Bergen 24 February 1950   [33] See Trolleybuses in Bergen.
Drammen Kommunale Trikk Drammen 15 December 1909 10 June 1967 [34] See Trolleybuses in Drammen.
AS Oslo Sporveier Oslo 15 December 1940 15 February 1968 [35] See Trolleybuses in Oslo.
Stavanger Buss-Selskap Stavanger 26 October 1947 12 January 1963 [36] See Trolleybuses in Stavanger.

 Poland[edit]

Solaris Trollino trolleybus in Tychy
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bydgoszcz 1943 27 January 1945  
  Dębica 12 November 1988 Oct 1990  
  Gdańsk 18 September 1943 1945  
  Gdynia 18 October 1943   Two lines extend to the adjoining town of Sopot.
See also Trolleybuses in Gdynia.
  Gorzów (Wielkopolski) 23 July 1943 30 January 1945  
  Jelenia Góra 1944 1945  
  Legnica 10 November 1943

15 September 1949

January 1945

31 December 1956

 
  Lublin 21 July 1953    
  Olsztyn 1 September 1939

10 December 1946

1945

31 July 1971

 
  Poznań 12 February 1930

1 March 1946

20 January 1945

29 March 1970

 
  Słupsk 22 July 1985 17 September 1999  
  Tychy 1 October 1982    
  Wałbrzych 27 October 1944 30 June 1973  
  Warszawa /Warsaw 5 January 1946

1 June 1983

29 June 1973

31 August 1995

See Trolleybuses in Warsaw.
  Wrocław 16 March 1912 1914  

 Portugal[edit]

Trolleybus in Coimbra
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  (Amadora)     New system in planning (2009). The plans were cancelled in early 2012.[37]
  Braga 28 May 1963 10 September 1979  
  Coimbra 16 August 1947   See Trolleybuses in Coimbra.
  Porto 1 January 1959 27 December 1997  

 Romania[edit]

Irisbus Agora trolleybus in Cluj-Napoca
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Baia Mare 16 February 1996    
  Brăila 23 August 1989 1999  
part of the RAT network Braşov 1 May 1959    
  Bucureşti 10 November 1949    
  Cluj-Napoca 7 November 1959    
  Constanţa 5 July 1959 3 December 2010  
  Craiova 9 May 1943 Oct 1944 New trolleybus system is planned (2008).
  Galaţi 23 August 1989    
  Iaşi 1 May 1985 4 March 2006  
  Mediaş 22 December 1989    
  Piatra Neamţ 22 December 1995   System includes suburban lines to Dumbrava Rosie and Savinesti.
  Ploieşti 1 September 1997    
  Satu Mare 15 November 1994 2005  
  Sibiu 4 August 1904 18 October 1904  
17 August 1983 14 November 2009[38] See also Tursib, the system's operator after mid-1998.
  Slatina 30 May 1996 31 December 2005  
  Suceava 15 August 1987 2 April 2006  
  Târgovişte 4 January 1995 2005  
  Târgu Jiu 20 June 1995   System includes interurban line to Barsesti.
RATT Timişoara 15 November 1942    
  Vaslui 1 May 1994 7 July 2009 Under complete reconstruction, planned to reopen in 2014 [39]

 Russia[edit]

 Serbia[edit]

New Belgrade trolleybus
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Beograd / Београд /Belgrade 22 June 1947    

 Slovakia[edit]

Škoda trolleybus in Bratislava
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Banská Bystrica 24 August 1989   Operation was suspended 1 January 2006 – 10 November 2007.
  Bratislava 19 July 1909

31 July 1941

1914

-

 
  Košice 27 September 1993    
  Poprad 2 August 1904 1907  
  Prešov 13 May 1962    
  Žilina 17 November 1994    

 Slovenia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ljubljana 6 October 1951 4 September 1971  
  Piran 24 October 1909 19 July 1912 The first trolleybus system in the Balkans.

 Spain[edit]

 Sweden[edit]

Trolleybus in Landskrona
Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Göteborg /Gothenburg 2 October 1940 14 November 1964 [2].
  Landskrona 27 September 2003   [40] [3].
  Linköping 1989 - Demonstration.
  Stockholm 20 January 1941 30 August 1964 [4].
  Västerås 11 November 1938 1948 1 km demonstration line [5].

  Switzerland[edit]

 Turkey[edit]

See Asia section of list, above. Although trolleybuses served the European part of Istanbul, the country's two other trolleybus systems were located in the Asian part of Turkey.

 Ukraine[edit]

 United Kingdom[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Trolleybuses in Wellington, New Zealand

 Australia[edit]

 New South Wales[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Sydney:     See also Trolleybuses in Sydney.
  ♦ City 22 January 1934 12 April 1948  
  ♦ Kogarah 3 July 1937 29 August 1959  

 Queensland[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Brisbane City Council Brisbane 2 August 1951 13 March 1969 See also Trolleybuses in Brisbane.

 South Australia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Municipal Tramways Trust Adelaide 2 March 1932

5 September 1937

11 August 1934

12 July 1963

Experimental.

-
See also Trolleybuses in Adelaide.

 Tasmania[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Hobart City Council; Municipal Tramways Trust Hobart 29 October 1935 24 November 1968 See also Trolleybuses in Hobart
Launceston City Council; Metropolitan Transport Trust Launceston 21 December 1951 26 July 1968 See also Trolleybuses in Launceston, Tasmania.

 Western Australia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Western Australian Government Tramways
(1 October 1933 to June 1960)
Metropolitan (Perth) Passenger Transport Trust
(June 1960 to 29 August 1969)
Perth 1 October 1933 29 August 1969 See also Trolleybuses in Perth, Western Australia.

 New Zealand[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Farmers Trading Company Auckland 19 December 1938   Private; absorbed by ATB 1960s
Auckland Transport Board Auckland 24 September 1949 26 September 1980  
Christchurch Tramway Board Christchurch 5 July 1931 8 November 1956
New Plymouth City Council New Plymouth 30 October 1950 7 October 1967
Dunedin City Transport & Electricity Department Dunedin 24 December 1950 31 March 1982 World's southernmost trolleybus system.
Wellington City Council Wellington 29 September 1924
20 June 1949
May 1932
-
See also Trolleybuses in Wellington.

 United States (Territories only, in Oceania)[edit]

 Hawaii (Territory of)[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Honolulu Rapid Transit Company Limited Honolulu 1936 - Demonstration
1 January 1938 22 June 1957  

North America[edit]

 Canada[edit]

 Cuba[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  (La Habana /Havana) (18 September 1949)  ? Test operation, see note.
  • Note: Tests began 18 September 1949 along tramway lines using "all-service vehicles" (dual-mode buses) purchased secondhand from Newark, New Jersey, US. The tests did not involve building new or converting existing supply because Havana's tramway had twin-wire overhead. Regular service was not operated.

 Mexico[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Sistecozome Guadalajara 15 December 1976   Limited, free service initially; full service began on 9 January 1977.[41] See Trolleybuses in Guadalajara.
STE Ciudad de México /Mexico City 9 March 1951   See note. See also Trolleybuses in Mexico City.
  • Note: The Mexico City trolleybus system was long thought to have opened in April 1952, but is now known to have opened more than a year earlier, in March 1951.[42][43] Previous to that, there was an experimental line, for testing without passengers, in 1947 or 1948.

 United States[edit]

South America[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  (Bahía Blanca)     Completed 1954, not opened.
 TBA Buenos Aires 4 June 1948 30 April 1966  
 Emir SA, TECSA, TAMSE Córdoba 7 May 1989   See Trolleybuses in Córdoba.
  La Plata December 1954 25 December 1966  
  Mar del Plata 1956 1963 (?)  
EPTM Mendoza 16 October 1913

14 February 1958

1915 (?)

-

See Trolleybuses in Mendoza.
EMTR, DMT, M. Fierro, Ecobus, SEMTUR Rosario 24 May 1959   Operation suspended 1 January 1993 – 25 January 1994, during transition to a new operator and fleet.
See also Trolleybuses in Rosario.
 Dirección Provincial del Transporte. Tucumán 23 July 1955 28 April 1962  Three routes, fleet of 25 Henschel coaches.

 Brazil[edit]

 Chile (by Región )[edit]

V Valparaíso[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Valparaíso 31 December 1952   Operation suspended 1 December 1981 - circa May 1982, reopening after sold to a new, private operator.[44][45]
See also Trolleybuses in Valparaíso.

RM Región Metropolitana de Santiago[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
ENT/ETCE Santiago 31 October 1947 ca. November 1978 Also experimental operation in 1940[6] with a single vehicle.[46]
ETS 24 December 1991 9 July 1994[47]

 Colombia[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bogotá 12 April 1948 15 August 1991  
  Medellín 12 October 1929 1951 Also: An experimental trolleybus line, using one vehicle, operated on the campus of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana from 30 November 2011 until December 2012.[48] A trolleybus system for Medellín is proposed (as of 2013).[49]

 Ecuador[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Quito 18 December 1995   See Trolleybuses in Quito

 Peru[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Lima July 1928 13 June 1931  

 Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Port of Spain 1 October 1941 31 December 1956  

 Uruguay[edit]

Name of Companies Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
AMDET (1951–1976)
COOPTROL (1975–1992)
Montevideo 28 March 1951 26 January 1992  

 Venezuela[edit]

Name of System Location Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Transbarca (Barquisimeto)     Partially constructed, 2006–2012 (not continuous­ly), and very limited demonstration service operated on one section from November 2012 to circa early 2013, but system did not open for regular service, and project was cancelled in July 2013.[50] See Trolleybus usage by country#Venezuela for more information.
Tranvías Eléctricos de Caracas Caracas July 1937 1949 (?)  
Tromerca Mérida 18 June 2007   Introductory service, Sundays only, started 26 November 2006. System opened (regular, all-day service) on 18 June 2007.[51] See also Trolleybuses in Mérida.
  Valencia 1941 1947 (?)  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 259, January–February 2005, p. 12.
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  12. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTagTwGPcjI
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Books[edit]

  • Gregoris, Paolo; Rizzoli, Francesco; and Serra, Claudio. 2003. "Giro d'Italia in filobus" (ISBN 88-7785-193-7). Cortona: Editore Calosci.
  • Jones, David. Australian Trolleybuses. Wellington: City Tramway Publications.
  • Mackinger, Gunter. 1979. "Obus in Österreich" (ISBN 3-900134-62-6). (Eisenbahn-Sammelheft Nr. 16.) Wien: Verlag Slezak.
  • Millar, Sean. 1986. "Trolleybuses in New Zealand" (ISBN 0-908726-20-1). Auckland: Millar Publishing.
  • Murray, Alan. 2000. "World Trolleybus Encyclopaedia" (ISBN 0-904235-18-1). Yateley, Hampshire, UK: Trolleybooks.
  • Pabst, Martin. 1989. "Tram & Trolley in Africa" (ISBN 3-88490-152-4). Krefeld: Röhr Verlag GMBH.
  • Peschkes, Robert. "World Gazetteer of Tram, Trolleybus, and Rapid Transit Systems."
    • Part One, Latin America (ISBN 1-898319-02-2). 1980. Exeter, UK: Quail Map Company.
    • Part Two, Asia+USSR / Africa / Australia (ISBN 0-948619-00-7). 1987. London: Rapid Transit Publications.
    • Part Three, Europe (ISBN 0-948619-01-5). 1993. London: Rapid Transit Publications.
    • Part Four, North America (ISBN 0-948619-06-6). 1998. London: Rapid Transit Publications.
  • Sebree, Mac, and Paul Ward. 1974. "The Trolley Coach in North America" (Interurbans Special 59). Los Angeles: Interurbans.
  • Stock, Werner. 1987. "Obus-Anlagen in Deutschland" (ISBN 3-926882-00-X). Bielefeld: Hermann Busch Verlag.
  • "Straßenbahnatlas ehem. Sowjetunion" / "Tramway Atlas of the former USSR" (ISBN 3-926524-15-4). 1996. Berlin: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Blickpunkt Straßenbahn, in conjunction with Light Rail Transit Association, London.
  • "Straßenbahnatlas Rumänien" (compiled by Andreas Günther, Sergei Tarkhov and Christian Blank; ISBN 3-926524-23-5). 2004. Berlin: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Blickpunkt Straßenbahn.
  • Tarkhov, Sergei. 2000. "Empire of the Trolleybus: Vol 1 - Russia" (ISBN 0-948619-02-3). London: Rapid Transit Publications.
  • 吉川文夫 (Yoshikawa, Fumio). 1995. 日本のトロリーバス (Nippon no "trolleybus") (ISBN 4-88548-066-3). Tokyo: kk Denkisha-kenkyûkai.

Periodicals[edit]

  • "Trolleybus Magazine" (ISSN 0266-7452). National Trolleybus Association (UK). Bimonthly.
  • Tarkhov, Sergei and Dmitriy Merzlov. "North Korean Surprises - Part 3". (Trolleybus Magazine No. 246, November–December 2002).

External links[edit]