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Trolleybuses for Ruse

filed on: 18.11.2008 (18th Nov 2008)

basel neoplan trolleybusTrolleymotion.com reports that seven ex-Basel Neoplan trolleybuses (924/6-7/9-31/3) are now in the Bulgarian city of Ruse. They were sold to Ruse via a dealer in Sibiu (Romania). Ruse's bus operator is now working together with Egged Corporation of Israel, and has a program to modernise the fleet by acquiring 50 second hand trolleybuses.

Among the vehicles being replaced are further ex-Basel trolleys, notably 5457-4560 which are ex 357/9/60/3, originally 57/9/60/3 dating to 1956.

While on this subject, it is worth noting that of this same batch, number 358 (ex 58) which was an operational (but sadly underutilised) museum vehicle from its withdrawal in Basel in 1995 until finally being stored in 2001, passed into the custody of Retrobus earlier this year. This society has also acquired ex-Schaffhausen 207 (originally Luzern 227) which had been preserved in Britain and saw use at various preservation locations there over the years, but whose previous owners were unable to look after it any longer.

This news item is from the 2008 newslog.


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