Trolleybuses in Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar trolleybus system
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A trolleybus outside Ulaanbaatar's post office, 2008.
Operation
LocaleUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Open1987 (1987)
StatusOpen
Routes4

The Ulaanbaatar trolleybus system forms part of the public transport network in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. It is Mongolia's only trolleybus system.

History[edit]

Opened on 29 October 1987, the system was originally operated by about 40 ZiU-9 type trolleybuses, imported from the then Soviet Union. Since 2007, newer trolleybuses have joined the fleet.

Lines[edit]

The system is made up of the following lines: 2, 4, 5 and 6.

Fleet[edit]

The ZiU-9 type trolleybuses continue to be the mainstay of the fleet. In 2007, they were joined by several Hyundai Aero City 540 vehicles, converted from diesel power using electrical equipment removed from some of the ZiU-9s.[1] A small number of additional ZiU trolleybuses, and two AKSM trolleybuses, have also been added to the fleet.[2]

Due to their strength, the trolleybuses have been nicknamed "goat carts" by Ulaanbaatar residents.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J Lehmann (28 July 2008). "New Trolleybuses". Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Vehicles list: Ulan Bator, trolleybuses". Urban Electric Transit. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  3. ^ Deiss, Richard (2010). Silberling und Bügeleisen: 1000 Spitznamen in Transport und Verkehr und was dahinter steckt [Silverlings and Flat Irons: 1000 Nicknames in transportation and traffic, and what's behind them] (in German). Norderstedt: Books on Demand GmbH. ISBN 978-3-8391-6269-9.

External links[edit]

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