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Offline Nadhob

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Skoda/Solaris trolleybuses in Bulgaria
« on: 16.06.2014, 00:45:20 »
Note that there is VIN of Solaris (SUU241160EB013339) and not of Skoda! These begin with TM9.
I guess this means that the Skodas in Burgas are actually using the Solaris' VIN numbers?

All buses sent to koda Electric for fitting propulsion equipment, irrespective of they are Solaris, SOR, or Iveco, are complete buses with no propulsion only and have their own VIN's. As koda wishes to continue its traditional brand name, these sold by them (presently 24Tr to 31Tr) obtain the second VIN of koda. 

In other cases, when E only fits the equipment to trolleybuses sold by bus makers, they remain by their original names (as Solaris Trollino) and VIN's (as Cagliari, Coimbra, Landskrona, Lublin). Your trolleybuses were bought from E and presumably Czech VIN's are used (invoices, etc.).

By the way, when 61th koda was taken into service in Sofia (2680), this city became the biggest user of Trollino :) trolleybuses, leaving Lublin at the second place with 60. :)
« Last Edit: 16.06.2014, 11:11:21 by difian »

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All buses sent to Škoda Electric for fitting propulsion equipment, irrespective of they are Solaris, SOR, or Iveco, are complete buses with no propulsion only and have their own VIN's. As Škoda wishes to continue its traditional brand name, these sold by them (presently 24Tr to 31Tr) obtain the second VIN of Škoda. 

In other cases, when ŠE only fits the equipment to trolleybuses sold by bus makers, they remain by their original names (as Solaris Trollino) and VIN's (as Cagliari, Coimbra, Landskrona, Lublin). Your trolleybuses were bought from ŠE and presumably Czech VIN's are used (invoices, etc.).

By the way, when 61th Škoda was taken into service in Sofia (2680), this city became the biggest user of Trollino :) trolleybuses, leaving Lublin at the second place with 60. :)
Thank you very much for the information :)! Sofia should then be proud that it is the biggest user of Trollino trolleys, although Ikarus 280T was an attraction as well, and still is! ;)
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Sofia should then be proud that it is the biggest user of Trollino trolleys, although Ikarus 280T was an attraction as well, and still is! ;)
But this will not last for a long period of time. Now, Riga, Latvia, has 52 Trollino 18 and 126 new Skoda 27Tr will be delivered! ;)
« Last Edit: 16.06.2014, 09:23:22 by difian »

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But this will not last for a long period of time. Now, Riga, Latvia, has 52 Trollino 18 and 126 new Skoda 27Tr will be delivered! ;)

125. And with option for next 38. 

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VIN Sofia
« Reply #4 on: 24.06.2014, 12:22:53 »

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Re: Skoda/Solaris trolleybuses in Bulgaria
« Reply #5 on: 24.06.2014, 13:26:48 »
VIN Burgas (not all yet)

http://trollino.mashke.org/ englisch /betrieblich.burgas.php

VIN Pleven (not all yet)

http://trollino.mashke.org/englisch/betrieblich.pleven.php

VIN Stara Zagora  (not all yet)

http://trollino.mashke.org/ englisch /betrieblich.starazagora.php

VIN Varna  (not all yet)

http://trollino.mashke.org/ englisch /betrieblich.varna.php

Note that there are some differencies in comparison with the transphoto.ru (in Sofia, too).
« Last Edit: 07.07.2014, 18:05:09 by Dragon »