ANCONA TROLLEYBUS NETWORK
FACTS

CITY
[as of 2010]

Location: 280 km northeast of Rome.
Population: 101 909 (2005)
An important seaport on the Adriatic Sea.

NETWORK
DESCRIPTION

[2010]

A small trolleybus network covering most vital passenger flow generators in the city. The infrastructure is provided for two potential trolleybus routes, however only one route numbered 1/4 is operated. Moreover, the remaining route is operated jointly by trolleybuses and diesel buses, with trolleybuses covering about 40% of runs.

HISTORY
[2010]

12.1881 – A horse tramway opens.
19.10.1909 – An electric tramway opens.
1949 – The tram system closes.
15.03.1949 – A trolleybus system opens.

OVERHEAD
[2010]

Length: 20,0 km (one way).

There is a redundant line through Galleria del Risorgimento - the inner-city tunnel. A one way loop in-front of the Main Railroad Station is used by services running in both directions.

The major street traffic pattern reorganization due to the pedestrianization of the main thoroughfare Coroso Giuseppe Garibaldi resulted in total redesign of the overhead in the city center in 2006-2007.

Depot runs are done using an auxiliary diesel engine.

OPERATION
[2010]

A joint trolleybus / diesel bus Route 1/4 was formerly known as Route 1. A trolleybus Route 4 used to be a short cut to Route 1 by way of Galleria del Risorgimento - the inner-city tunnel.

Route 1/4 operates every 6-7 minutes on weekdays (every 5 minutes during the morning rush hour), and every 22-30 minutes on weekends.

ROLLING
STOCK

[2010]

Menarini 201 LF / Tibb Menarini 201 LF / Tibb: 9 trolleybuses 1-6 (1983), 7-9 (1986)

Trolleybuses are equipped with auxiliary diesel engines.

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