Trolley bus systems provide modern zero-emission public transport for urban areas. Even though related infrastructure costs are still high when compared to standard diesel bus lines, trolley buses are much better for the environment than diesel buses and under certain conditions (such as high capacity public transport systems) perform better economically. Taking these existing advantages into account, the next step for the advancement of trolleybuses is to integrate battery systems into the trolley buses to achieve a partial independence from the catenary and, thus, achieve an even better economic performance.
Is your city interested in upgrading your trolley bus system or learning about the challenges and opportunities of introducing battery-equipped trolleybuses in your city?
The trolley 2.0 project is currently accepting applications from city authorities and public transport operators in becoming User Forum members to increase their knowledge around battery-equipped trolley buses and smart trolley grids. User Forum members will be able to participate in the knowledge exchange, workshops, site visits and take-up activities that will be organised as part of the programme.
The Trolley 2.0 project will invite a total of eight city authorities and/ or public transport operators to join the Trolley 2.0 User Forum.
The application deadline is 1 October 2018.