filed on: 14.06.2010 (14th Jun 2010)
Following a July 2005 order, VBZ took delivery of 18 single-articulated and 17 double-articulated trolleybuses from HESS between July 2006 and July 2008 replacing the Mercedes/ABB O405 GTZ trolleybuses 1-11/13-36 of 1986/88-9. There has not yet been an official announcement concerning the replacment of the remaining GTZ (numbers 101-143 of 1994). However, a possible clue has emerged in an article in the Zürich Nord newspaper, which in an article on changes to the bus routes serving Affoltern, mentions that VBZ wishes to use double-articulated trolleybuses on route 32 from December 2012. This could of course also be realised by redeploying existing trolleybuses, and so would not necessarily require new vehicles. Watch this space!
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