Electrification continues in Prague. Bus line 134 will become a trolleybus


As part of the electrification of the line, the trolley line should be created in the sections Podolská vodárna – Pankrác – Policlinika Budějovická – Doběška, i.e. approximately 14 and a half kilometers in length. A charging track will be built at the Dvorce stop to charge the traction batteries of the trolleybuses.

New trolleybus for Dopravní podnik. Passengers already on the weekend

“In addition, the future charging and power supply infrastructure in the Prague 4 area will allow us to continue the electrification of other bus lines, for example No. 124. We will coordinate all proposals for trolley lines and charging capacities with the approved plans for new tram lines in Budějovická, Jeremenková and Vyskočilová Streets, which will be form the southern part of the tram circuit,” added Zdeněk Hřib, 1st Deputy Mayor of the capital. City of Prague for the field of transport and chairman of the DPP supervisory board.

According to Hřib, electrification is in line with the fulfillment of the Climate Plan of the capital and with the strategy of renewal of the DPP bus fleet.

“This project appropriately follows on from the electrification of bus line No. 176, which has a positive EIA opinion and is now under joint management. Our intention is therefore the logical interconnection of both lines No. 134 and 176 after the completion of their electrification to the route Stadion Strahov – Karlovo náměstí – Podolská vodárna – Pankrác – Poliklinika Budějovická – Dvorce, thanks to which we will be able to offer passengers new attractive connections,” said Hřib.

The Podolská waterworks site is awaiting cultivation

The transport company is coordinating the electrification of bus line 134 with the upcoming improvements to the tram interchange Podolska water plant in Podolská and Vodárenská streets. Part of the project will also make the tram stop in Vodárenská street accessible to the disabled.

“As part of the preparation of the project, there will be a maximum effort to use combined public lighting masts and traction lines, just as during the construction of other trolleybus lines. Considering the expected implementation of the project in the 2027-2028 horizon, the DPP will endeavor to secure possible co-financing from available European Union funds,” the DPP representatives state.

Overview of electrification plans for bus lines in Prague
-The construction of the trolleybus line on line No. 140 between Palmovka and Čakovice/Miškovice was completed and put into operation in December last year.
-Currently, the manufacturer is implementing the second stage of homologation of battery articulated trolleybuses on it SOR TNS 18 with passengers. DPP expects to hand over all 15 vehicles this year and their subsequent deployment into full operation.
-At the same time, the DPP is implementing the construction of the trolleybus infrastructure within the framework electrification of bus line No. 119 Veleslavín Station – Prague Airportwhich is expected to be completed and put into operation in March next year.

The transport company showed the first 24-meter-long trolleybus for the line to the airport

Projectively, the Transport Company is also preparing other bus lines for the change. In the first stage, it concerns the left bank part of Prague – i.e. line no. 131, 137176 and 191. Also lines no. 112, 201 and suburban line No. 375. These projects cover part of the need to renew the bus fleet with emission-free vehicles in the 2025-2027 horizon.

“With regard to ensuring the continuous renewal of the DPP bus fleet with emission-free vehicles in the medium term, i.e. after 2027, RHMP agreed in 2022 to prepare the next stage of electrification projects for lines No. 112, 136, 142, 150, 174, 184 and 225 “, adds DPP.

The article is in Czech

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