[as of 2013 ]
Population: 302 468 (2013)
All-time maximum population: 468 039 (1989)
An important seaport city north of the polar circle. A polar night continues for 40 days in the winter; the polar day for 60 days in the summer.
Operator: OAO "Electrotransport"
Overhead length: 74,8 km. (one-way)
Number of routes: 5
Number of passenger vehicles: 126
Number of vehicles required for service: 103
Network map: 1962-1978 1979 1984-1988 1990s 2000 2010 2012
Intervals and vehicle usage: Winter 2014
Real time satellite trolleybus tracking: www.troll51.ru
The northernmost urban electric transit network in the world, and the only one operated north of the polar circle. Arguably the best run trolleybus system in Russia, with rush hour headways on main routes as low as 3-4 minutes, and relatively new rolling stock. Satellite tracking of vehicles is available for public via the internet. The Line 2 is operated during AM rush hours only, on the winter schedule only. Two feeder midibus routes 3T and 4T are operated by the trolleybus company, which connect areas with no overhead to trolleybus service on a single ticket, even though connections are not timed. The unprofitable bus route 33 is operated by the trolleybus company for political reasons, trolleybus passes are accepted.
A total of
ZiU-682G-012; ZiU-682G-016; ZiU-682G-018 : 7 vehicles (2002,2003)
ZiU-682G-016.02; ZiU-682G-016.04; ZiU-682G-016.07 : 5 vehicles (2008,2010)
ZiU-682 KR Ivanovo : 64 vehicles (2004-2013)
TrolZa-5265.00 "Megapolis" : 5 low floor vehicles (2007)
AKSM-101PS : 7 vehicles (2000)
VMZ-170 : 4 vehicles (2002,2003)
VMZ-5298.00 (VMZ-375) : 3 vehicles (2003,2009)
VMZ-52981 : 7 vehicles (2009-2013)
VMZ-5298.01 (VMZ-463) : 1 low floor vehicle (2006)
VMZ-5298.01 "Avangard" : 1 low floor vehicle (2012)
VZTM-5284; VZTM-5284.02 : 16 vehicles (2003-2007)
VZTM-5290.02 : 6 vehicles (2008)
Formerly used vehicles:
VMZ-100 : 9 vehicles (operated 1995-2011)
AKSM-101A : 1 vehicle (1997)
Photos on map
Photo gallery: Murmansk Trolleybus Network
© 2002 Author: Yury Maller - Usage of material found herein for public display is possible with authors' permission only.
Special thanks: IKS (map 2010); Sergey_Murmansk (archive photos).