The city hall of Gdynia has signed a contract with Solaris for the delivery of 30 trolleybuses worth over 95 million PLN in total. Thanks to Solaris’ winning bid, the fleet of PKT will welcome in its ranks a batch of articulated Trollino 18, although the order also consists of Trollino 12 which are well-established in Gdynia.
Apart from featuring traditional trolleybus drivelines, the Solaris vehicles commissioned by
In addition to trolleybuses, under the contract, the company will also provide batteries that will allow the modernization of 21 other vehicles. Replacement of nickel-cadmium batteries with lithium-ion ones, together with appropriate power electronics, is a huge technological leap, which will allow for a zero-emission ride circa 15-20 kilometers without connection to traction. Modernization of trolleybuses begins this spring, while the supply of the trolleybuses to
- Trolleybuses in Gdynia have become a recognisable quality brand for green transport. Once this order is carried out, we will be able to replace buses on some lines with trolleybuses. Thanks to the batteries, these will manage to ride also on routes lacking traction lines. The new trolleybuses will feature air conditioning, will be accessible for persons with physical disabilities, whereas the large and easily legible screens and internal CCTV cameras will improve the safety of passengers,” says Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, deputy Mayor of Gdynia. “Moreover, the new articulated vehicles, which are only now debuting on Gdynia’s street, will carry nearly twice as many people as standard vehicles at a comparable cost of operation. Thanks to the new electric vehicles, over 1/3 of the passengers using public transport in
Gdynia was the buyer of the first trolleybus produced by Solaris in 2000. The city “born out of the sea and dreams” also claimed the trolleybus number one thousand and one manufactured in Bolechowo near
- The close collaboration of our firm with Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Trolejbusowej in Gdynia has been maintained for a dozen or so years. Thanks to the high technical requirements set by the awarding authority, we feel compelled to relentlessly develop our products, whereas Solaris has become a European leader in manufacturing modern trolleybuses - highlighted Zbigniew Palenica, Vice CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
Phoho: Lechosław Dzierżak