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251 people in a trolleybus!

filed on: 27.02.2006 (27th Feb 2006)

In an attempt to take the world record for the largest number of people on board a trolleybus, 251 people boarded the double-articulated trolleybus (Hess/Kiepe lighTram3 199, aka TPG 783) on Saturday (25th) at Pestalozzi-Denkmal (see also announcement: 11.01.2006). An entry into the Guinness Book of Records is not yet confirmed. The current record holder is a Leipzig bus that held 200 people.

source: VBZ

On the Yahoogroups Trolleybus Group, it is reported that the Russian type SVARZ TS could nominally carry 224 and that 402 have been observed.

This news item is from the 2006 newslog.

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