Trolleybuses in Vilnius

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Vilnius trolleybus system
Solaris Trollino 15AC in Vilnius 15.08.2006.jpg
A Solaris Trollino 15AC trolleybus in 2006
Operation
Locale Vilnius, Lithuania
Open1956 (1956)
StatusOpen
Routes18
Operator(s)Vilniaus viešasis transportas
Infrastructure
Electrification (?) V DC parallel overhead lines
Statistics
daily200,000
Website
A Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus on route 20 Solaris Trollino 12 in Vilnius.jpg
A Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus on route 20
Skoda 14Tr trolleybus Skoda 14TrM trolleybus in Vilnius.JPG
Škoda 14Tr trolleybus

The Vilnius trolleybus system is the one of two existing trolleybus systems in Lithuania. It operates in the capital city of Vilnius, the municipal operator company is Vilniaus viešasis transportas Ltd. 188 trolleybuses are working on working-days, 106 - on weekends. [1]

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History

In October 1956 , Vilnius Trolleybus Board was established and a 7.8 km long contact network was built, together with a trolleybus park for 25 trolleybuses. In November 1956, first model "MTB-82D" trolleybuses started to work and drove on route "AntakalnisRailway station".

In 1981, the trolleybus count doubled the maximum service power of the old trolleybus park, thus, encouraging a construction of the second park. The second trolleybus park was opened on 28 December 1985, in the neighborhood of Viršuliškės and it could maintain 150 trolleybuses.

In April 1993, the board was reorganized to UAB "Vilniaus Autobusai" and the owner of the new company was the Vilnius city municipality. From the treasury of the municipality, new "Škoda" trolleybuses were bought in 1996–1999.

From 2004 to 2006, 45 new Polish trolleybuses "Solaris Trollino 15AC" were bought.

On 4 November 2011, the company was again reorganized and incorporated into UAB "Vilniaus Viešasis Transportas". [2]

In 2012, new Lithuanian "MAZ-ETON Amber 203T Vilnis 12AC" trolleybuses were made and bought by the company. [3]

In 2018 and 2019, 41 "Solaris Trollino 12" trolleybuses were bought. [4]

Trolleybuses

Currently used

Formerly used

Routes

No.Current Routes [19] Working DaysFrequencyNotes
1 KaroliniškėsŽvėrynas–StotisMonday–Sunday15-25 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
2Saulėtekis–Žygimantų g.–StotisMonday–Sunday5-10 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
3Karoliniškės–Žvėrynas–Šiaures MiestelisMonday–Sunday20-40 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
4 Antakalnis–Centras–Žemieji PaneriaiMonday–Friday5-15 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
4 Antakalnis–Centras–Gerosios VIlties st.Saturday-Sunday10-20 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
6 Žirmūnai–Kalvarijų g.–J. Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji PaneriaiMonday–Sunday7-15 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
7 PašilaičiaiJustiniškės–Žvėrynas–StotisMonday–Sunday3-10 min.Low-Floor Vehicles, Articulated Vehicles [20]
9Karoliniškės–Šeimyniškių g.–ŽirmūnaiMonday–Sunday7-25 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
10Saulėtekis–Kalvarijų g.–Naujininkai Monday–Sunday10-30 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
12Žirmūnai–Šeimyniškių g.–J. Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji PaneriaiMonday–Sunday10-30 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
13Pašilaičiai–Justiniškės–Žemieji PaneriaiMonday–Friday10-20 min.Peak hours only
14Saulėtekis–Šeimyniškių g.–Centras–J. Basanavičiaus g.–KaroliniškėsMonday–Sunday20-50 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
15Stotis–Žemieji Paneriai–Titnago g.Monday–Friday20-90 min.Shortened to Žemieji Paneriai during non-peak hours
16Pašilaičiai–Lazdynai–StotisMonday–Sunday5-15 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
17Žirmūnai–NaujininkaiMonday–Sunday5-20 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
18Pašilaičiai–Justiniškės–Žemieji Paneriai–Titnago g.Monday–Sunday15-60 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
19Pašilaičiai–Konstitucijos pr.–Antakalnis–SaulėtekisMonday–Sunday7-15 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
20Žirmūnai–Žygimantų g.–Pylimo g.–StotisMonday–Sunday15-25 min.Low-Floor Vehicles
21Saulėtekis–Šilo tiltas–ŽirmūnaiMonday–Saturday25-60 min.Daytime only
No.Former Routes (Before 1st July 2013) [21] Working DaysFrequencyNotes
5Žirmūnai–StotisMonday–Sunday10-20 min.
8Pašilaičiai–Justiniškės–Konstitucijos pr.–ŽirmūnaiMonday–Sunday10-50 min.
11Antakalnis–Kalvarijų g.–Karoliniškės–PašilaičiaiMonday–Sunday10-30 min.
13Žirmūnai–Šeimyniškių g.–Naugarduko g.Monday–Sunday15-60 min.
18APašilaičiai–Justiniškės–Žemieji PaneriaiMonday–Friday10-20 min.Peak hours only, renamed to route 13

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