First trolleybus on new Prague line between Letňany and Čakovice
DPP has been building a new trolleybus line from Palmovka to Prosek and from Letňany to Čakovice since January 2022.
The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) tested its new line from Letňany to Čakovice with a Škoda 24Tr trolleybus which is equipped with an auxiliary diesel generator for operation off the trolley wire.
On October 15 and 16, DPP plans a weekend trial weekend operation with passengers on the Letňany – Čakovice section with a Škoda 30Tr trolleybus borrowed from Hradec Králové. Full operation on the entire line from Palmovka to Miškovice is scheduled to begin after delivery and approval of fifteen new TNS 18 trolleybuses ordered from SOR and equipped by Cegelec. DPP expects the first vehicle to arrive in December this year, and the remaining fourteen vehicles are scheduled to arrive next spring. After delivery, they will run in test operation, initially without passengers.
DPP has been building the new trolleybus line between Palmovka and Prosek and Letňany and Čakovice since January 2022. The construction contract was awarded to Elektrizace Praha and OHLA ŽS with a price of EUR 11.6 million.
Together with 15 kilometers of new overhead lines, the companies also built the necessary power supply and charging infrastructure. The overhead line will cover about 50 percent of the route on which the hybrid trolleybuses will run once it is operational. These can be powered by batteries on part of the route.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková