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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Rigas Satiksme, which is fully owned by the Riga City Council, provides bus, tram and trolleybus services to passengers in Riga.
Would any of your readers have a photograph of a Bournemouth trolleybus running in Newcastle?
On 30 Nov 2015, Kyrgyzstan signed the second loan agreement with the EBRD and a grant agreement with EBRD, Finance Ministry and Bishkek mayor's office and Bishkek trolleybus management.
The company wants to reduce the minimum age for bus and trolleybus drivers to 21 years.Since Transport Company Bratislava (DPB) has been short of 50 drivers for a long time, it has started to seek employees in Ukraine, with some 30 new drivers from there expected to come to Bratislava by the beginning of September.
Philip Jenkinson, author of Sunbeams and Showers: Memories of the Huddersfield Trolleybuses, and assistant editor of the national Trolleybus magazine, says the recollection must be wrong.
He says: "Other hobbies like football and other sports didn't really not stand a chance.'' 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.
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.
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.