Trolleybuses in Vilnius

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Vilnius trolleybus system
A Solaris 15AC trolleybus in Vilnius, 2006.
Operation
Locale Vilnius, Lithuania
Open 1956 (1956)
Status Open
Routes 21
Operator(s) Vilniaus troleibusai
Statistics
Passengers (daily) 313 130
Website Vilniaus troleibusai
(Lithuanian)/(English)

The Vilnius trolleybus system is the one of two existing trolleybus systems in Lithuania. It operates in the capital city of Vilnius, the municipal operator company is Vilniaus viešasis transportas Ltd. The fleet consists of 321 trolleybuses, 259 of which are working on working-days, 130 - on Saturdays, 126 - on Sundays. Now trolleybuses is proposed to close.

History[edit]

In 1956 October, Vilnius Trolleybus Board was established and a 7.8 km long contact network was built, together with a trolleybus park for 25 trolleybuses. In November of the same year, first model "MTB-82D" trolleybuses started to work and drove on route "Antakalnis - Railway Station".

In 1981, the trolleybus count doubled the maximum service power of the old trolleybus park, thus, encouraging a construction of the second park. The second trolleybus park was opened on 1985 December 28, in the neighborhood of Viršuliškės and it could maintain 150 trolleybuses.

In April 1993 the board was reorganized to UAB "Vilniaus Autobusai" and the owner of the new company was the municipality of Vilnius city. From the treasury of the municipality, new "Skoda" trolleybuses were bought in 1996-1999.

In 2004-2006, 45 new Polish trolleybuses "Solaris 15AC" were bought.

On 2011 November 4, the company was again reorganized and incorporated into UAB "Vilniaus Viešasis Transportas".

In 2012, new Lithuanian "Amber" trollebuses were made and bought by the company.

Trolleybuses[edit]

Routes[edit]

Škoda 14Tr trolleybus
No. Route
1 KaroliniškėsŽvėrynas–Vilnius railway station
2 Saulėtekis–Žygimantų g.–Vilnius railway station
3 Antakalnis–Žygimantų g.–ŽvėrynasKaroliniškės
4 Žemieji Paneriai–Antakalnis
6 Žirmūnai–Kalvarijų g.–Jono Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji Paneriai
7 PašilaičiaiJustiniškėsŽvėrynas–Vilnius railway station
9 Karoliniškės–Šeimyniškių g.–Šiaurės miestelis
10 Antakalnis–Kalvarijų g.–Naujininkai
11 Antakalnis–Kalvarijų g.–KaroliniškėsPašilaičiai
12 Žirmūnai–Šeimyniškių g.–Jono Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji Paneriai
13 PašilaičiaiJustiniškės–Žemieji Paneriai
14 Saulėtekis–Žygimantų g.–Jono Basanavičiaus g.–Gerosios Vilties st.
15 Stotis-Žemieji Paneriai–Titnago g.
16 PašilaičiaiLazdynai–Vilnius railway station
17 ŽirmūnaiNaujininkai
18 PašilaičiaiJustiniškės–Žemieji Paneriai–Titnago g.
19 Pašilaičiai–Konstitucijos prospektas–Antakalnis–Saulėtekis
20 Žirmūnai–Žygimantų g.–Pylimo g.–Vilnius railway station
21 Saulėtekis–Šilo tiltas–Žirmūnai

See also[edit]

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