New trolleybus to be launched in Sevastopol

The state unitary enterprise "Sevelektroavtotrans" will build a new modernized trolleybus.

9 November 2015 14:39

“Sevastopolets” trolleybus will be built on the basis of an old model ZiU-9, Viktor Goncharov, Director of the Sevelektroavtotrans State Unitary Enterprise told the journalists.

- As of January, 2016 we plan a deep modernization of ZiU-9 trolleybus.Currently, we are working out draft designs. Presumably, the trolleybus will be called "Sevastopolets." It will look completely differently, said Goncharov.

The staff shortage has also been addressed:

- In August, first 25 people have started training; in the near future they will finish it. Prior to March 2016 we’ll have 50 drivers who under the contract are obligated to work for 2 years at the company.

The goal the company is pursuing is to return to the time when 200 trolleybuses were running on city routes. It means the trolleybus fleet should be increased at least twice.