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Zürich trolleybus route history

This table is incomplete and may contain errors.

C = section closed
D = route diversion
O = new line or section opened
R = service or route numbering changed
s = non-revenue connection
T = converted from tram
x = no longer extant or no longer used by trolleybuses

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Presently operating route numbers: 31 32 33 34 46 71 72
Discontinued route numbers: 73 74 A B C
All route numbers: 31 32 33 34 46 71 72 73 74 A B C non-revenue

 

year

route(s)

 

today part of route

O

1939

B

Bezirksgebäude - Limmatplatz - Bucheggplatz

32

O

1939

depot

depot Zweierstr.

(x)

O

1942

A

Albisriederplatz - Spiriplatz

33, 71

O

1946

C

Klusplatz - Witikon

34

O

1948

B

Bezirksgebäude - Goldbrunnenplatz

32

O

1948 (?)

A

Spiriplatz - Kirche Fluntern

33

O

1948

depot

depot Fluntern (former tram depot)

(x)

O

1951

depot

depot Elizabethenstr (shared tram depot)

(x)

O

1952

B

Goldbrunnenplatz - Utohof

32

R

1954

A, B, C

(routes A, B and C renumbered 33, 32 and 34 respectively)

32, 33, 34

T

1956

31

Burgwies - Hegibachplatz - Hauptbahnhof - Hardplatz (previously tram route 1)

(part x)

O

1956

31

Hardplatz - Herdernstr.

 

O

1956

(s)

Hegibachplatz - Klusplatz (Semperstr.), connects previously isolated route 34 to rest of network

(s+x)

O

1957

31

Herdernstr. - Farbhof

 

T

1958

31

Farbhof - Schlieren (formerly part of tram route 2)

 

D

1965

31

Bahnhofplatz avoiding line via Usteristr. - Werdmühlestr. - Waisenhausstr.

(x)

C

1967

33

route 33 (Kirche Fluntern - Albisriederplatz) dieselised (construction of Hardbrücke)

 

C

1967

depot

depot Fluntern closed

(x)

O

1969

depot

depot Herdernstr.

 

C

1969

depot

no more trolleybuses in depot Elizabethenstr.

(x)

D

1971

31

(reverts to original itinerary at Bahnhofplatz - see 1965)

 

O

1971

34

Witikon - Loorenstr.

 

 

1974

32

Helvatiaplatz - Militär-Langstr. converted to single lane trolleybus lane used by trolleybuses in both directions and protected by signal block

 

O

1974

73

Albisriederplatz - Morgental

72

O

1975

74

Bucheggplatz - Holzerhurd (?)

32

O

1975

33

Kirche Fluntern - Albisriederplatz (reversion of 1967 dieselisation)

 

R

1975

33, 73

routes 33 and 73 joined, route 33 now Morgental - Kirche Fluntern

33, 72

C

1979

31

Burgwies - Hegibachplatz withdrawn (wires remain in-situ until early 1990s)

(x)

O

1994

72

Milchbuck - Triemli

33, 72

O

1995

46

Hauptbahnhof - Rütihof

 

O

1998

33

Kirche Fluntern - Tiefenbrunnen

 

R

1999

32, 74

routes 32 and 74 joined, route 32 now Holzerhurd - Strassenverkehrsamt

32

D

2007

(s)

Hegibachplatz - Klusplatz replaced by direct connection at Klusplatz.

(s)

R

2013

33, 71, 72

route 33 re-routed Tiefenbrunnen - Triemli,
route 72 re-routed Milchbuck - Tiefenbrunnen,
new peak route 71 Rosengartenstr - Albisriederplatz (strengthening common section of routes 33 and 72)

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