Trolleybuses in Coimbra
|Coimbra trolleybus system|
|Open||16 August 1947|
The Coimbra trolleybus system (Portuguese: Rede de Tróleis de Coimbra) forms part of the public transport network in the city of Coimbra, Portugal. Opened in 1947, it supplemented, and then eventually replaced, the Coimbra tramway network.
Trolleybus traffic was inaugurated in Coimbra on 16 August 1947 with two Saurer 3TP trolleybuses.
Initially, the trolleybus system only partially replaced Coimbra's tramway network, but after several decades of concurrent operations the latter was closed, in January 1980.
Until 1959, the Coimbra trolleybus system was the only one in Portugal. Since the closure of the Porto system in 1997, that has again been the case.
The system currently has two lines.
Today, the Coimbra trolleybus fleet is as follows:
- 10 conventional (two axle) Caetano/EFACEC vehicles, built between 1984 and 1986;
- 1 secondhand conventional Caetano/EFACEC trolleybus (with auxiliary diesel engine), borrowed from the closed Porto system;
- Solaris Trollino, delivered in 2009. 1 conventional
- "Vehicles list: Coimbra, trolleybuses". Urban Electric Transit. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- Groneck, Christoph (2008). Metros in Portugal – Schienennahverkehr in und um Lissabon und Porto [Metros in Portugal – Suburban rail transport in and around Lisbon and Porto] (in German). Berlin: Robert-Schwandl-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-936573-20-6.
Media related to Trolleybuses in Coimbra at Wikimedia Commons
- Coimbra trolleybuses (on the Trolleymotion website)
- Coimbra database / photo gallery and Coimbra trolleybus list at Urban Electric Transit – in various languages, including English.