trolleybus


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trolleybus

(ˈtrɒlɪˌbʌs)
n
(Automotive Engineering) an electrically driven public-transport vehicle that does not run on rails but takes its power from an overhead wire through a trolley
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Noun1.trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wirestrolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
autobus, bus, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, passenger vehicle, omnibus, coach - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
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s): The object of the contract is to supply the products and to provide services for the modernization of the astra irisbus trolleybus with air conditioning in the passenger compartment (including the supply of the necessary parts).
Would any of your readers have a photograph of a Bournemouth trolleybus running in Newcastle?
Led by transport enthusiasts Bob Barrett, Philip Jenkinson and Trevor Ellis, the walk will also reveal where the last examples of the iconic red and cream six-wheel Huddersfield Corporation trolleybus ended their many years of service in 1968.
When the Cardiff trolleybus system finished in 1970, he kept his interest going and was always looking for information or photographs on the system.
The proceeds of the loan and the grant will be used for the purchase of 20 new low floor trolleybuses, power supply infrastructure components and maintenance equipment for the trolleybus system as well as the acquisition of 24 high capacity buses.
And although no city in the region can lay claim to being first to introduce trolleybuses (an accolade taken by Leeds and Bradford in 1911) the West Midlands, specifically Wolverhampton, became famous for its pioneering trolleybus conversions under the direction of a Mr Charles Owen Silvers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned in the strongest terms the shelling of civilians at a trolleybus stop in Donetsk, Ukraine, which killed up to 15 people and injured over 20 others.
At least six civilians were killed on Thursday when a shell or a mortar hit a trolleybus stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters witness said.
DONETSK (TAP) - Seven civilians were killed when shells hit a trolleybus station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Thursday.
MOSCOW, Dec 30 (KUNA) -- At least 10 people were killed in a trolleybus blast in the Russian city of Volgograd, the second suicide attack there in two days.
30 ( ANI ): Nearly 10 people have been killed and more than 20 injured in a suspected suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.
And yesterday, when I would normally be writing this column, I finally took delivery of my Christmas present from my wife and went to fulfil a boyhood ambition by learning to drive a trolleybus at the National Trolleybus Museum near Doncaster.