[ as of 2018 ]
Population: 215 500 (2017)
A collection of modern Soviet-style apartment blocks, the city was built as a center of mineral mining industry.
System under construction:
Total planned overhead length: 36,8 km. (one-way)
Number of proposed routes: 4
The Navoi trolleybus project was a part of the nation-wide program to built trolleybus systems in every city in Uzbekistan with population more than 100 000 inhabitants. The program was first announced in 1995. The construction in Navoi started in 1996, but was mothballed in 1998 due to the reasons that remain unclear. The above mentioned nation-wide program was abandoned in 2001. In Navoi overhead support poles were installed via the length of the Phase I of the project, and part of the Phase II of the project. No actual overhead was ever mounted. The depot was to be located in the industrial park near the Kombinat Navoiazot terminal. The construction of the depot progressed to a high degree of readiness. Overhead support poles were installed along the 800 m-long depot access line. Nowadays the unrealized trolleybus depot is occupied by the government institution, with access to the facility restricted.
The 13,2 km-long (one-way) Phase I segment (the northern part) of the project between Kombinat Navoiazot (the Chemical Combine) and Avtovokzal (the Main Bus Station) was to follow Memorlar Ko'chasi, Galaba Ko'chasi and the Samarkand - Bukhara Highway. All overhead support poles were installed. The exact location of the loop near Avtovokzal could not be determined due to some rebuilding on the area. The 11,0 km-long Phase II segment (the southern part) of the project to Zh.D.Vokzal (the Main Railroad Station) was to branch off from the Phase I segment at the intersection of Memorlar Ko'chasi / Galaba Ko'chasi, and continue via Galaba Ko'chasi and Sadriddina Ayni Ko'chasi. Overhead support poles were installed via about 15% of the route. The loop at the Zh.D.Vokzal, however, was almost finished with a turnaround and all overhead support poles installed. The 12,8 km-long Phase III segment was to branch off from the Phase I segment at the intersection of Memorlar Ko'chasi / Alishera Navoi Ko'chasi near the Kombinat Navoiazot, and continue toward Zh.D.Vokzal via Alishera Navoi Ko'chasi and Sadriddina Ayni Ko'chasi. Plans to built the Phase III segment are confirmed by the design and positioning of overhead support poles installed at the intersection of Galaba Ko'chasi / Sadriddina Ayni Ko'chasi near Zh.D.Vokzal.
The Phase I segment would have crossed the Navoi city's northern administrative border near Nezami Ko'chasi, upon which it would enter a town of Karmana - the older settlement near modern Navoi, that existed in the area from the middle ages. Technically speaking the Navoi's main bus station is located in the town of Karmana. Hence, about 45% of the length of the Phase I segment would be within Karmana. This officially renders the Navoi trolleybus an interurban network.
Most likely 4 routes would be operated in Navoi as follows:
1 Kombinat Navoiazot - Avtovokzal
2 (provisional numbering) Kombinat Navoiazot - Zh.D.Vokzal (via Galaba Ko'chasi)
3 (provisional numbering) Avtovokzal - Zh.D.Vokzal
4 Kombinat Navoiazot - Zh.D.Vokzal (via Alishera Navoi Ko'chasi).
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Last updated: 08-Oct-2018
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