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Trolleybus 160, a lesson from a Mirage and football

filed on: 26.09.2007 (26th Sep 2007)

The latest new trolleybus to enter service, following on from Lightram 61, is not another Lightram but Swisstrolley 160. This is the first of two additional vehicles ordered in February and being delivered seamlessly as a continuation of batch 144-159. 160 has been in service for about two weeks now (see also trolleybus fleetlist).

Mirages 1668 and 1709 came to brief fame in a short film jointly produced by VBZ and the police to warm motorists of the perils of making left turns in the path of approaching trams. 1668 was used for the street scene (in Oerlikon) and the cabless 1709 for the close-up of the actual impact. The .wmv file is here.

football mirageAnother Mirage pair is also attracting attention. 1683+1717 are currently running as a pair on route 2 in a smart looking special red livery. This is the first of several such liveries being applied to mark the Euro 2008 football cup. This means 1683 has not received the birthday card livery as previouly suggested on this newslog.

source: Bahnhofplatz

This news item is from the 2007 newslog.


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