Winterthur: Swisstrolley update
filed on: 24.02.2009 (24th Feb 2009)
Further to yesterday's information on Winterthur's trolleybus order, town councillor Matthias Gfeller has provided further information on the decison. Hess' offer was succesful against those of Viseon (the company that absorbed Neoplan), Van Hool und Solaris (supplier of Winterthur's trolleybuses 171-180 of 2005 and related diesel buses in the same fleet). Arguments cited in favour of the Hess trolleys were their lightweight aluminium construction (permitting low energy consumption and long life), generous space by the doors (facilitating speedy boarding and hence lower dwell times) and the geographic proximity of the supplier (advantages in terms of support and service). The accompanying photograph show an impression of the new trolleys in Winterthur livery (possibly on the basis of Zürich 151, which was demonstrated in Winterthur in December).
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