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About project Trolleybuses 2021

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Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

In 2016 we commemorated a double trolleybus anniversary in Pilsen: 80 years since the first  Škoda trolleybus was manufactured and 75 years since this mean of transport began its operation on regular routes to serve the inhabitants of the West Bohemian metropolis. Together with the Pilsner City Transport Company (PMDP - Plzeňské městské dopravní podniky a.s.) and Škoda Electric we organized a celebration which included (among other things) an exhibition of objects, photographs and display panels with historical information.

Two books, a joint project

Whilst we were collecting and processing materials, we decided also to use the documents obtained to create publications of lasting value. After considering the possibilities we decided to process both topics, the production and operation of trolleybuses, into two separate books connected by a unified graphic design. We have called our project Trolleybuses 2021, because the books will be published at the same time in 2021 (on the occasion of the double anniversary again) - 85 years of production and 80 years of operation of trolleybuses in Pilsen. The history of operation has not yet been described separately, always only as a part of some annual publication dealing with public transport in general. Some books deal with the history of trolleybus production, but write about it mostly as part of a wider geographical area. Our intention is to focus at this time only on Škoda vehicles from the production plants in Pilsen and Ostrov nad Ohří. The closer focus of both forthcoming books will allow us to describe the topics in greater detail, to publish a number of interesting and at present unknown items and to complement them with the memories of witnesses.

Trolleybus celebrations

The celebration of the double anniversary of the trolleybuses that are connected with the presentation of both new books is being prepared for Saturday, October 2, 2021. In the previously announced term - Saturday, June 19 , 2021 - it is not possible to organize this event in the context of covid-19 measures. Details about the celebration programme will be published here, or also on the event's Facebook page.

The new books about Pilsner trolleybuses will be available to buy through the e-shop. The details will be published on this site during autumn 2021.

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Organizational information

The books are released by the Společnost pro veřejnou dopravu [Association for public transport] (IČ: 26538326). The team of Trolleybuses 2021 consists of members of the SPVD association and independent publicists. The project is supported by the Škoda Electric a.s. and Plzeňské městské dopravní podniky a.s. [Pilsner City Transport Company] as general partners.


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Společnost pro veřejnou dopravu [Association for public transport]

Tachovská 1361/27, 323 00 Plzeň

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