Trolleybuses in Solingen

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Solingen trolleybus system
Obus nr 959, Linie 682, Grünewalder Str.,Solingen. - Flickr - sludgegulper.jpg
A Hess trolleybus in Solingen, 2010
Open 19 June 1952 (1952-06-19)
Status Open
Routes 6
Operator(s) Stadtwerke Solingen
Electrification 600 V DC
System map, 2010.
Website Stadtwerke Solingen (in German)

The Solingen trolleybus system (German: Oberleitungsbussystem Solingen), also known locally as the Stangentaxi, serves the city of Solingen, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Opened on 19 June 1952, it is the largest of the three remaining trolleybus systems in Germany, and one of its lines extends into the neighbouring municipality of Wuppertal.

See also[edit]


  • Kenning, Ludger; Lehmann, Jürgen (2011). Obusse in Deutschland [Trolleybuses in Germany] (in German). Band 2: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen. Nordhorn: Kenning. ISBN 9783933613318. 
  • Lehmann, Jürgen (2002). Der O-Bus in Solingen [The Trolleybus in Solingen] (in German). Nordhorn: Kenning. ISBN 3933613558. 
  • Walther, Christian (2002). 50 Jahre Obus in Solingen [Fifty Years of Trolleybuses in Solingen] (in German). Freiburg: EK-Verlag. ISBN 3882558423. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trolleybuses in Solingen at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Trolleybuses in Wuppertal at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°50′N 13°50′E / 52.833°N 13.833°E / 52.833; 13.833