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New trolleybuses in Bern and Biel

filed on: 28.09.2018 (28th Sep 2018)

Zürich is not the only city to be taking delivery of Hess trolleybuses right now. At least two double-articulated trolleybuses (similar to the new Zürich ones) are already in Bern (nos 41 and 42). They were preceded by single-articulated units 31-35 earlier this year and 21-28 last year. When deliveries are complete, Bern will have 16 single and 7 double-articulated trolleybuses. The entire previous fleet is being replaced.

Of the old Swisstrolley2 fleet (delivered 1997-2000 and numbered 1-20) some have recently been scrapped for parts. The others are being progressively set aside and will see further service in Saarajevo.

The new trolleybuses were supplied as part of a joint order with Biel annopunced in 1996. In Biel, 10 single-articulated trolleybuses numbered 91-100 entered service earlier this year. They are also replacing older Swisstrolleys, numbers 81-90 of 1997. Biel also has Swisstrolleys 51-60 of 2008.


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