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ZVV does not support trolleybus expansion

filed on: 02.04.2012 (2nd Apr 2012)

Trolleybus and tram Bucheggplatz ZVV (the cantonal public transport coordinator) has indicated it does not share VBZ's enthusiasm over expansion of the trolleybus system. The body, which regularly exerts pressure on VBZ and other operators to increase their financial efficiency, has said it welcomes the environnmental advantages of trolleybuses but not their higher costs. The city remains upbeat and will still seek to obtain financial support from federal sources. VBZ wishes to seize the approaching need to replace diesel buses as an opportunity to electrify routes 69 and 80 at an incremental cost of 58 million Francs. To make use of this window of opportunity, an implementation by 2017 would be required.

source:, citing an NZZ article

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This news item is from the 2012 newslog.

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