Trolleybuses in Cagliari

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Cagliari trolleybus system
Cagliari via-roma 1.jpg
A Socimi 8845 trolleybus in the busway
next to Via Roma, in central Cagliari
Operation
Locale Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Open 1952 (1952)
Routes 3
Operator(s) CTM (Cagliari)
Infrastructure
Electrification 750 V DC[1]
Overview

Cagliari mappa rete filoviaria.svg

Website CTM (Italian)

The Cagliari trolleybus system (Italian: Rete filoviaria di Cagliari) forms part of the public transport network of the city and comune of Cagliari, in the region of Sardinia, Italy.

In operation since 1952, the system presently comprises three routes, serving the city and the surrounding comuni.


Services[edit]

The three routes comprising the present Cagliari trolleybus system are:

  • 5 Parco San Michele – San Bartolomeo
  • 30 Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti) – Selargius – Quartu Sant'Elena – Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti)
  • 31 Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti) – Quartu Sant'Elena – Selargius – Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti)

Trolleybus fleet[edit]

Retired trolleybuses[edit]

  • Fiat 668 Cansa (9 trolleybuses, nos. 501 to 509), served from 1952 to summer 1972.
  • Fiat 2405 Casaro (11 trolleybuses, nos 551 to 561), served from 1955 to 1986. The only remaining example, no. 552, is kept at the National Museum of TransportIT in La Spezia.
  • Fiat 2405 Lancia Esatau P (6 trolleybuses, nos. 562 to 567), served from 1957 to 1971.
  • Fiat 2405 Casaro (25 trolleybuses, nos. 568 to 592), served from 1962 to 1989.
  • Inbus F140 (it) (15 trolleybuses, nos. 601 to 615), served from 1981 to 2003, dismantled in 2008.
  • Socimi 8839 (20 trolleybuses, nos. 616 to 635), entered service in 1986-87 season, dismantled in 2012.

Current fleet[edit]

  • Socimi 8845 (16 trolleybuses, nos. 636 to 651), entered service in 1991-92 season, mostly still in service.
  • Solaris Trollino 12 (16 trolleybuses, nos. 701 to 716), entered service between March and June 2012.
  • Van Hool A330 T (14 trolleybuses) entered service 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Socimi 8845s at the depot.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gregoris-Rizzoli-Serra, p. 37.

Books[edit]

  • Gregoris, Paolo; Rizzoli, Francesco; Serra, Claudio (2003). Giro d'Italia in filobus [Tour of Italy by trolleybus]. Cortona: Calosci Editore. ISBN 88-7785-193-7.  (Italian)

External links[edit]

Media related to Trolleybuses in Cagliari at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at March 2011.