GTZ trolleybus: the end
filed on: 30.11.2015 (30th Nov 2015)
According to reports on bahnhofplatz.net, the era of GTZ trolleybuses has finally come to a close with the remaining buses now being out of service.
The ABB/Mercedes GTZ type has served Zürich from 1986 to 2015, spanning almost 30 years with 79 units being delivered in total. The final three units, 106, 122 and 142, were of the final batch, delivered in 1994. The arrival of new diesel buses will lead to an unfortunate increased use of diesel operation under wires, permitting a more lean management of spare vehicles. The approching timetable switch will also see the short route 71 converted to diesel as it is extended beyond the wires. However, one contributor of the above forum suggests one unit may be retained as a spare for a short while yet.
This news item is from the 2015 newslog.
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