Trolleybuses in Plovdiv

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Plovdiv trolleybus system
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A Van Hool trolleybus in Plovdiv.
Operation
Locale Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Open December 1955 (1955-12)
Close October 2012 (2012-10)
Status Closed
Routes none
Operator(s) Градски Tранспорт-Пловдив АД
(Gradski Transport Plovdiv)
Infrastructure
Stock 47 trolleybuses
Website Gradski Transport (Bulgarian)

The Plovdiv trolleybus system (Bulgarian: Пловдивски тролейбусен транспорт) was a part of the public transport network of the city and municipality of Plovdiv, the second most populous city in Bulgaria.

Opened in December 1955, the system had waxed and waned in size over time. As of the beginning of 2012, it was made up of only one route. There are current disputes between the operator and the municipality regarding the validity of the trolleybus contract. Gradski Transport Plovdiv is still the operator of this type of transport, despite the numerous infractions of the contract since 2010. In October 2012, because the operator is a private company, the city lost the opportunity to acquire 65 mln lv EU funding for purchasing approximately 100 brand-new trolleybuses.The system was officially closed on 1 October 2012 although some trolleybuses continued operation for a few more weeks.Currently there is no trolleybus movement and the municipality has issued an order for dismantling the overhead network.[1]

Services[edit]

The sole Plovdiv trolleybus line as of 2010 was:[2]

  • 3 ТК "Марица" (TC "Maritza") – ЕАЗ (EAZ)

Fleet[edit]

As of 2012, the Plovdiv trolleybus fleet had 47 trolleybuses:


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Общината с ултиматум за контактната мрежа на тролеите". Darik News website (in Bulgarian). Darik News. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ ""Градски транспорт" АД: Тролейбусна линия № 3" [Gradski Transport AP: Trolley line № 3]. GT Plovdiv website (in Bulgarian). GT Plovdiv. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trolleybuses in Plovdiv at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°08′05″N 24°44′28″E / 42.13472°N 24.74111°E / 42.13472; 24.74111