List of trolleybus systems in Russia

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This is a list of trolleybus systems in Russia. It includes all trolleybus systems, past and present.

List of trolleybus systems[edit]

Central Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
(12.09) [2]
Notes
Flag of Belgorod Oblast.svg Belgorod obl. Coat of Arms of Belgorod.png Belgorod 3 Dec 1967 - 1 11 75 -
Coat of Arms of Stary Oskol (Belgorod oblast).png Stary Oskol - - - - - Construction started in 1989, not completed.[3][4]
Flag of Bryansk Oblast.svg Bryansk obl. Coat of Arms of Bryansk (Bryansk oblast).png Bryansk 3 Dec 1960 - 2 25 177 -
Flag of Vladimir Oblast.jpg Vladimir obl. Coat of Arms of Vladimir (1781).png Vladimir 7 Nov 1952 - 2 8 135 -
Coat of Arms of Kovrov (Vladimir oblast).png Kovrov 10 Mar 1975 - 1 6 60 -
Flag of Voronezh Oblast.svg Voronezh obl. Coat of arms of Voronezh.png Voronezh 6 Nov 1960 - 2 6 90 -
Flag of Ivanovo Oblast.svg Ivanovo obl. Coat of Arms of Ivanovo (Ivanovo oblast).png Ivanovo 5 Nov 1962 - 2 11 156 -
Flag of Kaluga Oblast.svg Kaluga obl. Coat of Arms of Kaluga.png Kaluga 30 Mar 1956 - 1 14 125 -
Flag of kostroma oblast.png Kostroma obl. Coat of Arms of Kostroma.png Kostroma 10 Jan 1974 - 1 7 66 -
Flag of Kursk Oblast.png Kursk obl. Kursk city COA.svg Kursk 18 Aug 1972 - 1 8 81 -
Flag of Lipetsk Oblast.png Lipetsk obl. Coat of Arms of Lipetsk (Lipetsk oblast).png Lipetsk 1 Feb 1972 - 1 9 122 -
Flag of Moscow.svg Moscow Coat of Arms of Moscow.svg Moscow 15 Nov 1933 - 8 104 1740 First and largest trolleybus system in Russia, and in former USSR.[5] The largest trolleybus system in the world.[6]
Flag of Moscow oblast.svg Moscow obl. Coat of Arms of Khimki (Moscow oblast).png Khimki 24 Jul 1997 - 1 3 27 -
Coat of Arms of Podolsk (Moscow oblast).png Podolsk 1 May 2001 - 1 4 38 -
Vidnoye 9 Sep 2000 - 1 4 21 -
Flag of Oryol Oblast.png Oryol obl. Coat of Arms of Oryol (Oryol oblast) (1781).png Oryol 28 Oct 1968 - 1 8 111 -
Flag of Ryazan Oblast.png Ryazan obl. Coat of Arms of Ryazan large.png Ryazan 13 Nov 1949 - 3 15 200 -
Flag of Smolensk Oblast.png Smolensk obl. Coat of Arms of Smolensk (Smolensk oblast) (2001).png Smolensk 8 Apr 1991 - 1 2 43 -
Flag of Tambov Oblast.svg Tambov obl. Coat of Arms of Tambov (Tambov oblast) (1781).png Tambov 6 Nov 1955 - 1 13 55 -
Flag of Tver Oblast.svg Tver obl. Coat of Arms of Tver (Tver oblast).png Tver 5 May 1967 - 1 7 104 -
Flag of Tula Oblast.svg Tula obl. Coat of Arms of Tula.png Tula 3 Nov 1962 - 1 10 115 -
Flag of Yaroslavl Oblast.png Yaroslavl obl. Coat of Arms of Rybinsk (Yaroslavl oblast).png Rybinsk 14 Dec 1976 - 1 7 67 -
Coat of Arms of Yaroslavl (1995).png Yaroslavl 17 Nov 1949 - 2 7 141 -

Far Eastern Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
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Notes
Flag of Amur Oblast.svg Amur obl. Coat of Arms of Blagoveshchensk (Amur oblat).png Blagoveshchensk 22 Aug 1979 - 1 2 31 -
Flag of Khabarovsk Krai.svg Khabarovsk krai Coat of Arms of Khabarovsk.svg Khabarovsk 17 Jan 1975 - 1 4 54 -
Flag of Primorsky Krai.svg Primorsky krai Vladivostok 29 Jan 1965 - 1 4 38 -

Northwestern Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
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Notes
Flag of Arkhangelsk Oblast.svg Arkhangelsk obl. Coat of Arms of Arkhangelsk (Arkhangelsk oblast) (1998).png Arkhangelsk 14 Oct 1974 11 Apr 2008 - - - Operation suspended October 2006 - December 2007.[7]
Flag of Vologda Oblast.png Vologda obl. Coat of Arms of Cherepovets (Vologda oblast) (1811).png Cherepovets - - - - - Construction started in 1991; stopped ca. 1998.[8]
Coat of Arms of Vologda (Vologda oblast) (1780).png Vologda 22 Aug 1979 - 1 6 90 -
Flag of Kaliningrad Oblast.svg Kaliningrad obl. Coat of Arms of Chernyakhovsk (Kaliningrad oblast).png Chernyakhovsk 27 Nov 1936 Jan 1945 - - - Closed because of war damage.[9]
Kgd gerb.png Kaliningrad 15 Oct 1943 27 Jan 1945 - - - Closed because of war damage
5 Nov 1975 - 1 4 60 -
Flag of Karelia.svg Karelia Coat of Arms of Petrozavodsk (Karelia).png Petrozavodsk 5 Sep 1961 - 1 8 121 -
Flag of Leningrad Oblast.svg Leningrad obl. Coat of Arms of Gatchina (v. 1).svg Gatchina - - - - - Construction started in 2004;[10] following plans drawn up in the late 1980s. Construction was suspended in 2005 and is not currently expected to resume.
Tosno - - - - - Reported by one source as under construction. No information since 2002.
Flag of Murmansk Oblast.svg Murmansk obl. RUS Murmansk COA.svg Murmansk 11 Feb 1962 - 2 5 141 World's northernmost trolleybus system.
Flag of Novgorod oblast.png Novgorod obl. Coat of Arms of Veliky Novgorod.png Veliky Novgorod 3 Dec 1995 - 1 5 40 -
Flag of Saint Petersburg Russia.svg Saint Petersburg Coat of Arms of Saint Petersburg (2003).png Saint Petersburg 21 Oct 1936 - 6 44 742 Operation suspended Nov 1941 - 1945 because of war.

Siberian Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
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Notes
Flag of Altai Krai.svg Altai krai Coat of Arms of Barnaul (Altai krai) (1846).png Barnaul 19 Oct 1973 - 1 5 57 -
Rubtsovsk coat of arms.png Rubtsovsk 28 Dec 1973 - 1 2 49 -
Flag of Zabaykalsky Krai.svg Zabaykalsky krai Coat of Arms of Chita (Chita oblast).png Chita 30 Dec 1970 - 1 5 77 -
Flag of Irkutsk Oblast.png Irkutsk obl. Coat of Arms of Irkutsk.png Irkutsk 6 Nov 1970 - 1 5 40 -
Coat of Arms of Bratsk (Irkutsk oblast).png Bratsk 1 Feb 1975 - 1 5 50 -
Flag of Kemerovo oblast.gif Kemerovo obl. Kemerovo-coat-of-arms.png Kemerovo 25 Sep 1970 - 1 10 88 -
Leninsk-Kuznetsky 11 Jan 1984 - 1 3 31 -
Wapen Novokoeznetsk.png Novokuznetsk 1 Jan 1978 - 1 4 53 -
KrasnoyarskKray-Flag.svg Krasnoyarsk krai Coat of Arms of Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk krai).png Krasnoyarsk 5 Nov 1959 - 2 8 140 -
Flag of Novosibirsk Oblast.gif Novosibirsk obl. Coat of Arms of Novosibirsk.svg Novosibirsk 11 Nov 1957 - 4 14 322 -
Flag of Omsk Oblast.svg Omsk obl. Coat of Arms of Omsk.svg Omsk 5 Nov 1955 - 2 10 216 -
TomskOblastFlag.png Tomsk obl. Tomsk city coat of arms.png Tomsk 7 Nov 1967 - 1 8 93 -
Flag of Khakassia.svg Khakassia Coat of Arms of Abakan (Khakassia).png Abakan 31 Dec 1980 - 1 12 24 -

Southern Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
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Notes
Flag of Adygea.svg Adygea Coat of arms of Maykop.svg Maykop 29 Nov 1974 - 1 12 53 -
Flag of Astrakhan Oblast.svg Astrakhan obl. Coat of Arms of Astrakhan.png Astrakhan 5 Nov 1967 - 1 3 40 -
Flag of Volgograd Oblast.svg Volgograd obl. Coat of Arms of Volgograd.png Volgograd 31 Dec 1960 - 4 15 357 -
Kamyshin - - - - - Construction started 1985 and stopped 1991.
Coat of Arms of Volzhsky (Volgograd oblast).png Volzhsky - - - - - Construction started in early 1990s; stopped 1998.[11]
Flag of Dagestan.svg Dagestan Coat of Arms of Makhachkala.png Makhachkala 3 Feb 1973 - 1 3 46 -
Flag of Kabardino-Balkaria.svg Kabardino-Balkaria Coat of Arms of Nalchik since 2011.gif Nalchik 22 Nov 1980 - 1 4 52 -
Flag of Karachay-Cherkessia.svg Karachay–Cherkessia Coat of Arms of Cherkessk (Karachay-Cherkessia).png Cherkessk 19 Dec 1988 - 1 9 42 -
Flag of Krasnodar Krai.svg Krasnodar krai Coat of Arms of Armavir (Krasnodar krai).png Armavir 16 Jun 1973 - 1 5 44 -
Coat of Arms of Krasnodar (Krasnodar krai).png Krasnodar 28 Jul 1950 - 2 17 209 -
Coat of Arms of Novorossiysk (Krasnodar kray) (2006).png Novorossiysk 1 Apr 1969 - 1 14 79 -
Flag of North Ossetia.svg North Ossetia Coat of arms of Vladikavkaz.png Vladikavkaz 1 Feb 1977 8 Aug 2010 1 2 12 -
Flag of Stavropol Krai.svg Stavropol krai Coat of Arms of Stavropol (1994).png Stavropol 24 Jul 1964 - 1 6 96 -
Flag of Rostov Oblast.svg Rostov obl. Coat of Arms of Rostov-na-Donu.png Rostov-on-Don 18 Mar 1936 - 2 8 108 -
Coat of arms of Shakhty.png Shakhty 30 Sep 1975 27 Oct 2007 - - - -
Coat of Arms of Taganrog (Rostov oblast) (1808).png Taganrog 25 Dec 1977 - 1 7 35 -
Coat of Arms of Volgodonsk (Rostov oblast).png Volgodonsk 4 Oct 1977 - 1 6 32 -
Flag of the Chechen Republic.svg Chechnya Coat of Arms of Grozny (Chechnya).png Grozny 31 Dec 1975 Dec 1994 - - - Closed because of war damage. Reconstruction planned.

Urals Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
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Notes
Flag of Kurgan Oblast.svg Kurgan obl. Kurgan coat of arms.png Kurgan 24 Nov 1965 - 1 4 33 -
Flag of Sverdlovsk Oblast.svg Sverdlovsk obl. Coat of Arms of Kachkanar (Sverdlovsk oblast).png Kachkanar 11 Nov 1972 Dec 1985 - - - -
Coat of Arms of Kamensk-Uralsky (Sverdlovsk oblast).png Kamensk-Uralsky 1 Nov 1956 - 1 3 59 -
Coat of Arms of Nizhny Tagil (Sverdlovsk oblast).png Nizhny Tagil - - - - - Reported by only one source as under construction. Other sources state that construction was planned for 1996 but did not start.
Coat of Arms of Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk oblast).svg Yekaterinburg 17 Oct 1943 - 2 19 356 -
Flag of Tyumen Oblast.svg Tyumen obl. Coat of Arms of Tyumen (Tyumen oblast) (2005).png Tyumen 12 Jun 1970 5 Oct 2009 - - - -
Flag of Yugra.svg Khanty–Mansi AO Coat of Arms of Surgut (2003).jpg Surgut - - - - - Reported by only one source as under construction. No confirmation, no recent information.
Flag of Chelyabinsk Oblast.svg Chelyabinsk obl. Coat of Arms of Chelyabinsk (2000).png Chelyabinsk 22 Nov 1942 - 3 22 360 -
Coat of Arms of Miass (Chelyabinsk oblast) (2002).png Miass 1 Feb 1975 - 1 5 69 -

Volga Federal District[edit]

Region Location From To Depots
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Routes
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Vehicles
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Notes
Flag of Bashkortostan.svg Bashkortostan Coat of Arms of Sterlitamak (Bashkortostan).png Sterlitamak 24 Feb 1961 - 2 23 195 -
Ufa gerb.png Ufa 27 Jan 1962 - 2 21 211 -
Flag of Kirov Region.svg Kirov obl. Coat of arms of Kirov.svg Kirov 8 Nov 1943 - 2 8 157 -
Flag of Mari El.svg Mari El Coat of Arms of Yoshkar-Ola (Mariy-El) (2005).png Yoshkar-Ola 1 Feb 1971 - 1 12 158 -
Flag of Mordovia.svg Mordovia Coat of Arms of Saransk (Mordovia).png Saransk 29 Jan 1966 - 2 17 141 -
Flag of Nizhny Novgorod Region.svg Nizhny Novgorod obl. Coat of Arms of Dzerzhinsk (Nizhny Novgorod oblast).png Dzerzhinsk 15 Apr 1976 - 1 5 79 -
Coat of arms Nizhny Novgorod.png Nizhny Novgorod 27 Jun 1947 - 3 21 227 -
Flag of Orenburg Oblast.png Orenburg obl. Coat of Arms of Orenburg.png Orenburg 1 May 1953 - 1 5 99 -
Flag of Penza Oblast.png Penza obl. Coat of Arms of Penza (Penza oblast) (2001).png Penza 4 Nov 1948 - 2 6 100 -
Perm Oblast Flag.gif Perm krai Coat of Arms of Berezniki (Perm krai) (1981).png Berezniki 14 Mar 1961 - 1 11 N/A -
Coat of Arms of Perm.svg Perm 5 Nov 1960 - 1 13 136 -
Flag of Samara Oblast.svg Samara obl. Novokuybyshevsk 4 Jan 1986 - 1 16 56 -
Coat of Arms of Samara (Samara oblast).png Samara 7 Nov 1942 - 3 16 259 -
Syzran coa.png Syzran 1 Sep 2002 1 Nov 2009 - - - -
Coat of Arms of Togliatti (Samara oblast) ceremonial.png Tolyatti 21 Jan 1966 - 2 21 183 -
Flag of Saratov Oblast.png Saratov obl. Coat of Arms of Balakovo (Saratov oblast).png Balakovo 18 Nov 1967 - 2 10 60 -
Coat of Arms of Engels (Saratov oblast).png Engels 29 Apr 1964 - 1 4 55 -
Coat of Arms of Saratov.png Saratov 6 Nov 1952 - 2 11 220 -
Flag of Tatarstan.svg Tatarstan Coat of Arms of Almetievsk (Tatarstan) (1987).png Almetyevsk 13 Jan 1976 - 1 4 48 -
Coat of Arms of Kazan (Tatarstan) (2004).png Kazan 27 Nov 1948 - 2 16 238 -
Coat of Arms of Naberezhnye Chelny (Tatarstan).png Naberezhnye Chelny - - - - - Reported by one source as under construction. No recent information.
Flag of Udmurtia.svg Udmurtia Coat of Arms of Izhevsk (Udmurtia).png Izhevsk 6 Nov 1968 - 2 11 245 -
Flag of Ulyanovsk Oblast.png Ulyanovsk obl. Coat of arms of Ulyanovsk.png Ulyanovsk 31 Dec 1973 - 1 7 57 -
Flag of Chuvashia.svg Chuvashia Coat of Arms of Cheboksary (Chuvashia).png Cheboksary 7 Nov 1964 - 3 19 301 -
Coat of Arms of Novocheboksarsk (Chuvashia) (2005).png Novocheboksarsk 2 Nov 1979 - 1 4 48 -

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Books and periodicals[edit]

  • Murray, Alan. 2000. "World Trolleybus Encyclopaedia" (ISBN 0-904235-18-1). Reading, Berkshire, UK: Trolleybooks.
  • Peschkes, Robert. 1987. "World Gazetteer of Tram, Trolleybus and Rapid Transit Systems, Part Two: Asia & USSR /Africa/Australia" (ISBN 0-948619-00-7). London: Rapid Transit Publications.
  • "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.
  • Tarkhov, Sergei. 2000. "Empire of the Trolleybus: Vol 1 - Russia" (ISBN 0-948619-02-3). London: Rapid Transit Publications.
  • Trolleybus Magazine (ISSN 0266-7452). National Trolleybus Association (UK). Bimonthly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ STTS
  2. ^ STTS
  3. ^ STTS
  4. ^ Tramvaj.ru
  5. ^ Murray, p. 33.
  6. ^ Murray, p. 40.
  7. ^ Trolleybus Magazine (TM) No. 278, March–April 2008, p. 45.v
  8. ^ Russian Wikipedia
  9. ^ Angrapa.ru
  10. ^ TM No. 257, Sep.-Oct. 2004, p. 122.
  11. ^ Tarkhov (2000), "Empire of the Trolleybus: Vol 1 - Russia", p. 135.

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