Trolleybuses in Vilnius

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Vilnius trolleybus system
Solaris Trollino 15AC in Vilnius 15.08.2006.jpg
A Solaris 15AC trolleybus in Vilnius, 2006.
Operation
Locale Vilnius, Lithuania
Open 1956 (1956)
Status Open
Routes 18
Operator(s) Vilniaus viešasis transportas
Statistics
Passengers (daily) 200,000
Website [1]

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, 188 of which are working on working-days, 104 - on weekends.[1]

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".[1]

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.

From 2004 to 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–Stotis
2 Saulėtekis–Žygimantų g.–Stotis
3 Antakalnis–Žygimantų g.–ŽvėrynasKaroliniškės
4 Žemieji Paneriai–Antakalnis
6 Žirmūnai–Kalvarijų g.–Jono Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji Paneriai
7 PašilaičiaiJustiniškėsŽvėrynas–Stotis
9 Karoliniškės–Šeimyniškių g.–Šiaurės miestelis
10 Antakalnis–Kalvarijų g.–Naujininkai
11(closed) 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–Stotis
17 ŽirmūnaiNaujininkai
18 PašilaičiaiJustiniškės–Žemieji Paneriai–Titnago g.
19 Pašilaičiai–Konstitucijos prospektas–Antakalnis–Saulėtekis
20 Žirmūnai–Žygimantų g.–Pylimo g.–Stotis
21 Saulėtekis–Šilo tiltas–Žirmūnai[2]

See also[edit]

References`[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vilniaus viešasis transportas". www.vilniausviesasistransportas.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Vilnius Transport trolleybus routes". Vilnius Transport. 2015-04-17. 

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