Renewal of trolleybus fleet 2011-2013

The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund

The main objective of the project is to significantly improve the quality of public transport in the regional city of Hradec Králové for the travelling public, especially for people with disabilities and mobility disabilities (reduced mobility and orientation), by purchasing new trolleybuses with a length of 12 meters and 18 meters, so-called solo trolleybuses and articulated trolleybuses. These railway vehicles will be more environmentally friendly, the operation of the new trolleybuses assumes that public transport will become more attractive for passengers in order to at least maintain or slightly gradually increase the share of public transport in Hradec Králové.

The result of the project implementation will be primarily an increase in quality and safety for passengers using trolleybus transport in Hradec Králové. Furthermore, a fundamental reduction in the average age of the trolleybus fleet and thus a reduction and improvement in the maintenance of the trolleybus fleet. Last but not least, the cost of operating these new vehicles will be reduced due to reduced electricity consumption and reduced repair and maintenance requirements. These vehicles have lower external and internal noise levels, which, together with the aforementioned lower electricity consumption, guarantees a positive impact on the environment. The implementation of the project will ensure an increase in the quality standard of public transport, while reducing the negative impact on the environment.  By renewing the  fleet with new modern low-floor vehicles, the city of Hrade Králové will become more attractive and increase the competitiveness of public transport (hereinafter referred to as "public transport").

Specific objectives of the project:

  • increase safety for public transport passengers by purchasing more modern and technologically advanced vehicles
  • increasing the attractiveness of public transport for passengers – increasing comfort by removing obstacles to boarding by purchasing low-floor vehicles
  • Renewal of the trolleybus fleet with qualitatively new 100% low-floor vehicles in both vehicle categories – 12-metre solo trolleybuses and 18-metre articulated trolleybuses
  • by increasing the share of public transport in transport in Hradec Králové to contribute to the improvement of the environment (better use of space, lower internal and outdoor noise of vehicles, modern interior design of vehicles, reduction of operating and maintenance costs of these vehicles)
  • reduce the average age of trolleybus fleet
  • to contribute to improving the image of the regional capital of Hradec Králové as a modern city leading to sustainable development and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants and the inhabitants of the surrounding region.

The project can be divided into 5 stages:

1st phase: 1.1.2011 – 30.6.2011
purchase of 11 low-floor articulated trolleybuses (length 18 -19m)

2nd phase: 1.7.2011 – 31.12.2011
purchase of 6 trolleybuses low-floor solo (length 12m)

3rd phase: 1.1.2012 – 30.6.2012
purchase of 6 trolleybuses low-floor solo (length 12m), of which two with auxiliary diesel generator

Stage 4: 1.7.2012 – 31.12.2012
purchase of 6 trolleybuses low-floor solo (length 12m)

Stage 5: 1.1.2013 – 30.6.2013
purchase  of 2 units of low-floor articulated trolleybus (length 18 -19m)

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